Market-leading data slurper Facebook
Be carefull, elreg, fb could start treating you like apple does.
Market-leading data slurper Facebook is hoping to save energy and water by using indirect evaporative cooling in its data centres. Zuck & Co's bit barns typically employ direct evaporative cooling processes to prevent racks overheating, but it isn't feasible in some climates because atmospheric air varies in temperature and …
Especially if the technology can be adapted to that other great producer of heat pollution, thermal power stations such as Gas, Coal and Nuclear which are enormous consumers of water.
It would be much better if they researched ways to reduce their power input. Replacing processors with the latest versions would be a start but why don't they switch off 80% of them for 8 hours each night. Obviously some night owls need their FB fix at 02h00 in the morning but most people take time to sleep.
It could be argued that they should switch them all off permanently, thus saving the world a big environmental problem and complying with GDPR at the same time. I for one would not notice the difference because it will take years for the biosystem to recover from the damage they have already done.
Zuck is one of the richest men in the world, and Facebook risks running out of warehouse room for the stacks of cash.
His testimony before Congress wasn't spontaneous. With billions at stake, he (and Facebook) could afford the very best people to plan and project his image and message. The nerdy persona and mix of fully-informed / unaware answers was carefully considered and rehearsed.
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