27 Oct '11, 7pm

Facebook is building its own little city for its servers - in northern Sweden

Facebook is building a server farm in northern Sweden, on the edge of the Arctic circle. The average temperatures there are so cold that they won't need to use anything but the outside air to cool 600,000 square feet of servers. But even so, the server farm will use as much power as 16,000 homes. In effect, Facebook is building its own little city for its servers. Fortunately, Facebook has picked its site well: The server farm will be close to a hydropower plant that produces twice as much electricity as the Hoover Dam. The dam on the nearby Luleå river regularly makes more than enough electricity for the region, so they have some to spare. So the power-hog servers can be run on renewable energy.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-10-27-facebook-is-building...

Tweets

Facebook tips new hardware specs, partners

eetimes.com 27 Oct '11, 4pm

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Facebook pushed forward its six-month old initiative for open source data center hardware with new part...

Facebook Unveils Massive 'Green' Datacenter Near Arctic Circle #facebook #green via @Michael_GR

Facebook Unveils Massive 'Green' Datacenter Nea...

treehugger.com 28 Oct '11, 6pm

was just put in the international spotlight by social networking giant Facebook. They have announced the construction of a...

First Facebook Data Center Outside of U.S. Will...

searchenginejournal.com 27 Oct '11, 3pm

Lulea, Sweden! The town is located about 62 miles south of the Arctic Circle. It will house Facebook’s first data center o...

New Facebook Racing Game StreetRally Out To Challenge Car Town #streetrally #facebook

New Facebook Racing Game StreetRally Out To Cha...

nineoverten.com 27 Oct '11, 2pm

New Facebook Racing Game StreetRally Out To Challenge Car Town Video Game News , Web-Based Games October 27, 2011 0 Not ev...

Facebook Gives Green Light to Swedish Data Center

Facebook Gives Green Light to Swedish Data Center

greenbiz.com 27 Oct '11, 4pm

Has Facebook finally caved to Greenpeace's demands? The social network giant has for the past 18 months been embroiled in ...

Camera Traps in Arctic Show Impact of Oil Devel...

e360.yale.edu 27 Oct '11, 3pm

27 Oct 2011: Camera Traps in Arctic Show Impact of Oil Development on Birds Using a network of camera traps, scientists fr...

Arctic Predators, Caught in the Act: Motion-sen...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 26 Oct '11, 11am

Arctic Alaska is often described as our county’s last great frontier, with its bitterly cold winters, Inupiat Eskimos on t...

Only Connect: Facebook, From The Eyes of an Old Newbie

Only Connect: Facebook, From The Eyes of an Old...

battellemedia.com 27 Oct '11, 8pm

I recently joined Facebook. Have you heard of it? I know, I know, that sounds crazy, given that I’m “an Internet guy.” If ...

The Coast Guard's concerns about #oil #drilling in the #Arctic: via @nytimes

The Coast Guard's concerns about #oil #drilling...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 26 Oct '11, 10pm

Reuters An oil drilling rig in Prudhoe Bay in northern Alaska. As I noted in my article in Wednesday’s paper , Shell Oil h...

Green Blog: Arctic Predators, Caught in the Act

green.blogs.nytimes.com 26 Oct '11, 11am

Arctic Alaska is often described as our county’s last great frontier, with its bitterly cold winters, Inupiat Eskimos on t...

Top Obama official warns of consequences of Arctic drilling

Top Obama official warns of consequences of Arc...

grist.org 25 Oct '11, 8pm

TP GREEN: One of the things that people are talking about was the question of Arctic sea ice decline and positive feedback...

7aste Moscow is coming to town!

7aste Moscow is coming to town!

copykate.blogspot.com 30 Oct '11, 10am

Attention party people! 7aste Moscow is definitely an event you should look forward to before 2011 ends! Date: 2nd Decembe...

WTS: Instax Mini Films (White, rainbow & differ...

blogshopcity.com 27 Oct '11, 4pm

Singapore #1 Online Shopping Mall | SG BlogShop & Online SPREE Directory > BlogShop & Online Boutique Directory > Pets, Fo...

Facebook New Security Features [Infographic]

searchenginejournal.com 28 Oct '11, 12am

Facebook changes can be a bit confusing and their new security features could be darn confusing for some. Facebook securit...

Facebook tips new hardware specs partners 20111...

edn.com 27 Oct '11, 6pm

SAN JOSE, CA—Facebook pushed forward its six-month old initiative for open source data center hardware with new partners a...