All entries for Friday 03 April 2009
April 03, 2009
Insight into to how Google do servers & datacenters..
Writing about web page http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-10209580-92.html
Picked up on this link earlier today and had a few minutes to read it. Pretty awesome stuff. Interesting things that leapt out were:
- Google have their own completely bespoke server chassis design, complete with individual battery backup modules per server rather than having a UPS for all of the servers. Other intelligent power conversion technologies are built right into the mainboard.
- Google datacenters are comprised of self contained "datacenters in crate" - standard 1AAA shipping containers, each packed with 1,160 servers! As the article points out, Sun Microsystems and a number of other companies have been touting this technology for a couple of years but Google have been doing it since 2005.
Well worth a read!