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U.S. servers slurp more power than Mississippi
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Written by Samuknow   
Thursday, 15 February 2007 04:45
By Stephen Shankland
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Published: February 14, 2007, 9:00 PM PST
 

It's no secret that the servers behind every Web 2.0 company, bank Internet site and corporate e-mail system are consuming ever larger amounts of power. But now a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory study to be released Thursday has quantified exactly how much.

Servers in the United States and their attendant cooling systems consumed 45 million kilowatt-hours of energy in 2005.  

 

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