What Temperature Should a Computer Server Farm be Kept?

   

As Computer Server Farms Go This is a Big One.

Google and Facebook receive vast amounts of new data ranging from articles to videos, that must be safely stored away somewhere, so that when you search on the appropriate word or phrase and pick the link you want by clicking it, the data can be quickly retrieved and transmitted to your device.

Working at Google seems like a great job

Working at Google seems like a great job

This amount of data is growing as new data is added but old data must be kept as well.So how do you keep up with this seeming impossible task of storing the world’s data? Well, you need to be building and refreshing your server farms around the world on a pace faster than that of the data requirements.

Inside one of Googles Data centers

Inside one of Googles Data centers

I have been inside of many industrial computer rooms for car plants and other manufacturing settings and I was always struck by how cold it was kept. I mean any server room that I have been in was set for about 65 degrees F at most. Is it true that computer and electronics work better at low temperatures like this? Not according to Google.

Googles data centers are kept at 80 degrees to maximize efficiency

Googles data centers are kept at 80 degrees to maximize efficiency

If you watch this video of an inside tour of a Google server farm in South Carolina, you will hear the Vice President of Server Farms for Google talk about what they set the temperature of the building to be. You may be surprised at the answer. I was.

If this is correct the energy savings to be had in many server rooms around the world is tremendous!