Facebook, eBay Promote Clean Energy-Powered Data Centers

Facebook, eBay Promote Clean Energy-Powered Data Centers

Adobe, eBay, Facebook, HP, Salesforce.com and Symantec have partnered with Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) on an initiative to promote low-carbon power sourcing for data centers in the US. The newly formed Future of Internet Power will also help Internet companies work more effectively with … Read more…

Fresh Air Cools Facebook Data Center; Apple Doubles Fuel Cell Installation

Fresh Air Cools Facebook Data Center; Apple Doubles Fuel Cell Installation

Facebook’s new data center in Forest City, NC uses outside air to keep its servers cool, and says this direct expansion coil system remained off throughout most of the summer — one of the hottest on record — Wired reports.

This design mirrors Facebook’s Prineville, Ore., data center the company opened in 2010 that uses 100 percent outside air economization coupled with a direct evaporation cooling and humidification misting system. This free cooling cuts power use and costs needed to operate the facilities.

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