Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Google on ‘The Data Center as a Computer’

We’ve written often about Google’s data center operations, which have include innovations such as data center containers and custom servers featuring on-board UPS batteries. Google’s approach to design and innovation are shaped by a vision of the data center that extends beyond traditional thinking. Two of the company’s data center thought leaders, Luiz Andre Barroso and Urs Holzle, have published The Datacenter as a Computer: An Introduction to the Design of Warehouse-Scale Machines (PDF), a paper that summarizes the company’s big-picture approach to data center infrastructure.

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