Google uncloaks once-secret server

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Apr 6, 2009 6:39 AM EDT
CNET; By Stephen Shankland
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Google's big surprise: each server has its own 12-volt battery to supply power if there's a problem with the main source of electricity. The company also revealed for the first time that since 2005, its data centers have been composed of standard shipping containers--each with 1,160 servers and a power consumption that can reach 250 kilowatts.

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