Thursday September 08, 2011

Google Details Electricity Usage of Its Data Centers

According to Google, the company's data centers draw enough electricity to power up to 200,000 homes. To put that into perspective, the city of Pittsburgh has under 165,000 housing units. eek!

The company said that its data centers continuously drew almost 260 million watts آ— about a quarter of the output of a nuclear power plant آ— to run Google searches, YouTube views, Gmail messaging and display ads on all those services around the world.