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Fernando Cassia fcassia at gmail.com
Sun Jul 1 06:23:35 AEST 2012

On Sat, Jun 30, 2012 at 5:29 AM, Ivan Trundle <ivan at itrundle.com> wrote:

> Warmly

LOL. I´ve been reading this debate with great enthusiasm.

I wonder, however, if continuing rambling about global warming on the net
doesn´t actually increase global warming.

Every time you search Google you could power an 11-watt light bulb for an
hour… Think that’s bad? Wait until you put that into perspective including
sites like YouTube and every other bandwidth hog on the web…

So you now know one single Google search query consumes 2 to 8
watt-hours<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watt-hour>of energy. To put
this on a scale, Google processes
petabytes <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petabyte> of information on a daily
basis while indexing the web and doing other various things. If we average
this out to 4.5 watt hours per query, and consider Google is easily
handling 400 million queries a day based on comScore metrics, then we can
see 1,800,000,000 (1.8 billion) watt-hours of energy being used daily just
for basic search queries. The Google Complex itself uses the amount of
power as 3,333 California homes.
2008 data...



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