Oct 292011
Google Gets Power from 900,000 Servers

Google never says how many servers are running in its data centers. But new data on Google’s energy use suggests that the company is probably running about 900,000 servers. The new estimate is based on information the company shared with Stanford professor Jonathan Koomey, who has just released an updated report on data center energy usage. Google’s David Jacobowitz, a program manager on the Green Energy team, told Koomey that the electricity used by the company’s data centers was less than 1% of 198.8 billion kWh – the estimated […]