Google reveals secret server hardware

Google is tight-lipped about its computing operations, but the company for the first time revealed the hardware at the core of its Internet might at a conference here about the increasingly prominent issue of data center efficiency. Ben Jai, who designed many of Google's servers, unveiled a modern Google server before the hungry eyes of a […]

Google is tight-lipped about its computing operations, but the company for the first time revealed the hardware at the core of its Internet might at a conference here about the increasingly prominent issue of data center efficiency. Ben Jai, who designed many of Google's servers, unveiled a modern Google server before the hungry eyes of a technically sophisticated audience. 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.

Google for the first time showed off its server design The rear side of Google's server

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