Tag: internet

Jun 13, 2013

Inside Facebook’s Data Center Near the Arctic Circle

Inside Facebook’s Data Center Near the Arctic Circle

On the edge of the Arctic Circle, where the River Lule meets the Gulf of Bothnia, lies Facebook’s newest data center in Luleå, Sweden. Launched earlier this week, the center is now handling live traffic from around the world. Facebook claims Luleå is likely to be one of the most efficient and sustainable data…

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May 2, 2013

The Data Center Inside a Cold War Nuclear Bunker

The Data Center Inside a Cold War Nuclear Bunker

Located in central Stockholm is the headquarters of Bahnhof, a Swedish Internet Service Provider and host with one of the coolest data centers on the planet. It gained notoriety a few years back as the former home of Wikileaks. Named Pionen White Mountains, it is located 30 meters (100 ft) under the granite rocks…

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Mar 30, 2013

Game of Thrones Houses: The Internet Edition

Game of Thrones Houses: The Internet Edition

Caldwell Tanner is the editorial illustrator at CollegeHumor. He’s well-known for his hilarious artworks often found at the intersection of pop culture and Internet culture. In this series, Tanner imagines what the Game of Thrones inspired House Sigils for the Internet would look like. You can find the original post on CollegeHumor. And for…

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Jul 25, 2012

The Undersea Cables that Connect the World

The Undersea Cables that Connect the World

Photograph via fopnews.wordpress.com What you see above is a submarine communications cable. With a diameter of 69 millimeter (2.7 inches), it carries 99% of all international traffic (i.e., internet, telephony and private data) and connects every continent on Earth with the exception of Antarctica. These amazing fibre optic cables traverse oceans and span…

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