Google Data Center Improves Energy Efficiency

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Google upgrading S’pore data centre for greater energy efficiency

Today Online, October 22, 2014

Less than a year after Google fired up its data centre in Singapore, the search giant is pushing the facility to attain greater energy efficiency through “machine learning”, Google’s vice-president for the data centre, Mr Joe Kava, said in an interview with TODAY last week.

Referring to its new environmental data analysis algorithms, machine learning will become part of the artificial intelligence running the data centre here within months, he added.

“We have a lot of data about the operating conditions of our data centres — the speed of pumps and fans, energy going into servers, into the lights,” Mr Kava noted. “Machine-learning algorithms can find the hidden connections between these data points, to help us better optimise the centres.”

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