Facebook Building Server Farm in Sweden for Passive Cooling

Internet server farms suck up enormous amounts of energy keeping all those mainframes cool. So Facebook has announced it will build in Northern Sweden and use only the natural air to chill their facility.
October 27, 2011, 9am PDT | Tim Halbur
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The temperature in Luleå, Sweden is also predictable, not rising over 86 degrees Fahrenheit for more than a day since 1961.

Richard Orange reports:

"Luleå is situated at the northern tip of the Baltic Sea, just over 62 miles South of the Arctic Circle.

Taking advantage of the rock bottom temperatures, Facebook plans to build three giant server halls covering an area the size of 11 football fields."

Luleå hopes to attract more server farms to create a "Node Pole."

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Published on Thursday, October 27, 2011 in The Telegraph
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