Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Hundreds of millions of users access our services through the web, and supporting this traffic requires lots of computers. We strive to offer great internet services while taking our energy use very seriously. That's why, almost a decade ago, we started our efforts to make our computing infrastructure as sustainable as possible. Today we are operating what we believe to be the world's most efficient data centers.
The graph below shows that our Google-designed data centers use considerably less energy - both for the servers and the facility itself - than a typical data center. As a result, the energy used per Google search is minimal. In fact, in the time it takes to do a Google search, your own personal computer will use more energy than we will use to answer your query.
Google claims it has world's most efficient data centers
Posted on Thursday, Oct 02 2008 @ 22:33 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Google has created a site about green data centers, you can check it out over here. The search engine giant claims its servers and data centers use significantly less power than the typical servers and data centers: