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The result of this research is a data center on our Technical Center campus that reduced its energy use 70 percent, which is a big deal since data centers are notorious for being energy hogs. This oneís LEED Gold status ranks it among the top five percent of data centers in the U.S.
At the center of this shift is a clean power system run entirely by mechanical fly wheels that have replaced nearly 12,000 car batteries as the main source of back-up power. †This unique technology is found in less than two percent of data centers globally.
If youíve ever been in a data center, you know how hot those servers can get as they run on a 24/7 cycle. With in-row cooling, heat is contained in a smaller area so that less air is moved, reducing electricity consumption. The cooler climate in
Beyond these design elements, the facility continually measures and analyzes its power use in real time for optimal efficiency. The data center, and a mirror facility under construction in
We wonít be building spaceships any time soon. But some of the innovation at our facilities is out of this world.