[geeks] Some interesting info on Google servers
lionel4287 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 13:57:20 CDT 2009
On Apr 2, 2009, at 2:09 PM, "Jonathan C. Patschke" <jp at celestrion.net>
> On Thu, 2 Apr 2009, Cody Swanson wrote:
>> From one of the blogs I read, some interesting information on
>> datacenter tricks. I like the per machine ups systems, it's a
>> that would scale quite well.
> Quoth the article:
> "One of the keys to Google's extraordinary efficiency is its use of a
> custom server with a power supply that integrates a battery,
> allowing it
> to function as an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). The design
> the UPS and battery backup functions from the data center into the
> server cabinet"
> IBM did that at least thirty years ago. On some mainframes, it was
> enough battery to keep memory state, but I believe some smaller AS/
> had enough battery to keep the system running.
I'll bet the author has never heard of mainframes, nor ever been near
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