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Storing and Fueling the Gigantic Online Universe
The digital universe is doubling in size every two years. It currently hold 7.38 billion pages. Where is it all stored?
Where is it all stored?
- Most mega websites store data on servers like a model SDR-TX850-A (144 Terabytes).
- 1024 Gigbytes = 1 Terabyte
- 1 Terabyte = 64 16GB iPhones
- Facebook - 189,000 servers
- Amazon.com - 450,000 servers
- Google - 900,000 servers
How Much Energy is Used?
- 50% for storing info and 50% for cooling and electrical efficiency
- Twitter - 8MW -$240,000/yr
- Zynga - 9MW - $279,000/yr
- Facebook - 27MW - $840,000/yr
- Google - 228MW - $6,600,000/yr
- The Internet uses more power per day than Russia with its 141,900,000 people.
- But data center servers account for less than 2%of the world's energy consumption.
The Power of a Google Search
- Google users perform 4.717 billion searches per day.
- 1 Google search uses the same amount of energy the human body burns in 10 seconds.
- 100 Google searches use enough power to iron a shirt.
- 1 month of Google searches could run five freezers for 1,000 years.
How About Emissions?
- Google 168,000 tons of CO2 produced per year.
- Facebook 257,00 tons of CO2 produced per year.
- Average Home 17 tons of CO2 produced per year.
- Average Car 12 tons of CO2 produced per year.
What is the Fuel?
- Facebook - 38% clean, 62% coal and nuclear.
- Amazon.com - 100% coal and nuclear.
- Google - 33% clean, 67% coal and nuclear.