For the ultimate in ecogeekery, take a look at AISO.net's rig. The internet hosting company is so solar-powered that they sometimes sell power back to Southern California Edison for credits.
"The panels put out enough power to operate the servers, switches, SANs, fans, and air conditioning unit during the day, with enough juice left over to charge the batteries and keep the data center powered at night."
When it was time to grow, the company built a sustainable new data center. It's lit mostly naturally during the day, but if the clouds roll in (or if it's one of an ecogeek's all-too-common all-nighters), they flip on the LEDs. Their insulation is environmentally friendly, they've got a green roof... what we're saying is, if you're going to be building your own data center in the near future, have a look at what is basically a beginner's manual.
written by Steven, May 11, 2007
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