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[CNET] Google tries wowing the world with a look at its data centers

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Google only rarely gives outsiders a look at its data centers, but today it's trying to make up for lost time with a large online photo gallery and Street View tour of the computing hardware.

The company launched a new site, "Where the Internet Lives" with a lot of eye candy for people who enjoy racks of computer gear, raised-floor ventilation systems, multicolored cables, and massive air-conditioning chillers. Urs Hoelzle, Google's senior vice president for technical infrastructure, announced the site in a blog post today.

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Where The Internet Lives

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Stock in paint just rose 5 points.
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Why the hell is there a bicycle?
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Those rooms are cold as a mofo.
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Why the hell is there a bicycle?
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Did you not read the caption frown.gif

It's a "G-Bike" to enable workers to get around quicker biggrin.gif
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Insane. Truly insane. I wonder who had to do all the cabling and how long it took them. Whoever did that had a very painful life for the duration of the project.
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There is also an R2D2 and a full size Stormtrooper outfit in the walkthrough.
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Why the hell is there a bicycle?
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Let me first say thats one clean and nice power house. I've work at a few and there not even remotely like this!!! The bike is there for transportation from one side to the other but imo its for show. We've used a golf cart type vehicle as a mode of transportation becasue these power houses are huge.
    
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post #9 of 77
Makes me feel as if some fat, chocolate-loving boy is going to get stuck in one of those tubes and we're gonna need the oompa loompas to plunger him out.
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