Second-order Data Exhaust

The footprints of data centers

Steam rises from vents at the Google Data Center in The Dalles, OR. The facility is situated alongside the Columbia River, which it uses to both power the plant through hydro power, and to cool the servers in the hot summer months. This is second-order data exhaust. (Image by Tywen Kelly)

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