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Facebook’s Arctic Server Farm

Facebook recently announced the location of its new data servers. This time they picked a very cold city, Lulea, Sweden (same latitude as Alaska, USA and Yakutsk, Russia) which counts only 74,000 citizens. The plant is going to be the first one outside of USA and situated 100 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle. The main reasons behind the new location is to improve the service for the growing number of Facebook’s users in Europe and to keep servers naturally cool benefiting from the climate of the arctic region. “After a rigorous review process of sites across Europe, we concluded that… Read more »

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