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Facebook's Futuristic Data Center: Inside Tour

Facebook's cutting-edge data center in the high desert of Oregon represents the future. Take a look at the technologies and choices that make it tick.
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The Prineville site covers more than 100 acres and includes two data centers, or "data halls." The two are housed in identical buildings, each 330,000 square feet in size. More than 1,560 tons of steel, 14,254 cubic yards of concrete and 950 miles of wire and cable went into each building.

Building Two (right) boasts some equipment advancements. Next to Building One (left) are banks of solar panels, angled toward the site's southern exposure, which produce electricity for the offices of both buildings. The equipment, however, runs off the electrical grid as the solar panels can't produce enough reliable power to run the entire facility.

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