China is likely to emerge as world’s best cloud computing infrastructure… [the] Chinese government has cited cloud computing as a Strategic Emerging Industry.
Watch a live stream of a Major League Baseball game, or a speech from the next Climate Change Convention on your broadband-wireless-connected tablet and you personally — not all the participants, viewers and hangers-on, just you — are using about as much energy as driving about 30 miles in your favorite car.
EnergyFactsWeekly — The Cloud Begins With Coal Facebook’s new 300,000 square-foot data center, now operating in Forest City, North Carolina, took 16 months and 1.2 million labor-hours of construction, and …. This Facebook facility will require electricity from about one million tons of coal over the next decade
EnergyFactsWeekly — The Cloud Begins With Coal We know three things about transistors: They have already changed the world: Silicon technology progress is not over, and vast domains of untapped social and economic opportunity remain: Every single transistor consumes electricity. And we know two other related facts: The energy cost of computation has collapsed, but the overall amount of…