The digital economy has brought uncounted positive benefits, but it has also created one major sustainability problem. What to do about the growing energy requirements of larger, more power-hungry servers and supercomputers? And what to do about the heat given off by these larger, more powerful machines and data centers that make huge (more…)
A data center has a massive demand for electricity to run all of its servers 24/7/365. A typical data center uses the same amount of electricity to run the servers as it does to run the air conditioning to keep those servers cool enough to function.
If left to their own devices, servers would overheat (more…)
Quick. What uses more electricity? The American automobile industry or the Internet? Has to be cars and trucks, right?
Not even close. The Internet is a massive user of electricity. One reason for the tremendous need for electricity can be traced to the continuous need for (more…)