Multicore NZ

November 2, 2008

Facebook’s electricity bill

Filed under: Integration and Services — multicoreblog @ 11:48 pm

You always need to read these news with care, avoiding just to repeat what someone heard from somewhere…but even if this one is not correct by an order of magnitude, it is worth to think about it:

Facebook is spending “well over” a million dollars a month in electricity alone and “likely” another $500,000 for bandwidth, as shameless social networkers post billions of photos and other solipsistic pixels. Recently, the company said that users upload two to three terabytes of photos each day. And every second, it serves as many as 300,000 pics the other way.

The word from TechCrunch is that Facebook has set aside $100m to buy 50,000 servers this year and next.

More about this topic in this blog, which also has a lot of good news about Cloud Computing

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