In a story about server makers' recognition that its time to tackle the problem of runaway electricity consumption, an analyst talks about the proliferation of data centers, which typically have raised floors with holes in them to direct specially cooled air coming from below straight into server compartments.
"Between now and 2009, we expect 12 million additional square footage of raised floor going into marketplace," IDC analyst Vernon Turner said. By comparison, the Mall of America in Minnesota, the world's largest shopping mall, measures 2.5 million square feet. "Think of that filled to the brim with servers," he said.
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