- Set up a special economic zone (SEZ) in Andhra Pradesh, the southern state of India at the cost of upto $1 billion
- Set up a server farm that the Internet giant is famous for. These secretive server houses are massive data storage zones that are hot linked via high speed lines to Internet backbones that criss cross the world. These farms host websites and also act as a store house for all information available on the internet. be it e-mails, blogs, photos, documents or chat records, and make it available to users when they demand it.
If the possibility is realized it will be the Google's second such facility in Asia and the seventh globally. Here below are some interesting facts about Google Data Servers or Server Farms that I filtered from Wikipedia
- The exact size and whereabouts of the data centers Google uses are unknown, and official figures remain intentionally vague.
- Google maintains an estimated 450,000 servers, arranged in racks located in clusters in cities around the world, with major centers in Mountain View, California; Virginia; Atlanta, Georgia; Dublin, Ireland; and a new facility constructed in 2006 in The Dalles, Oregon.
- Servers are commodity-class x86 PCs running customized versions of GNU/Linux.
- Over 250,000 servers ranging from 533 MHz Intel Celeron to dual 1.4 GHz Intel Pentium III (as of 2005)
- One or more 80GB hard disk per server (2003)
- 2Â4 GiB memory per machine (2004)
- Estimates of the power required for over 250,000 servers range upwards of 20 megawatts, which could cost on the order of 1-2 million $US per month in electricity charges.
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