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Google, Micrsoft, and Yahoo building massive computing centers in the NW

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The big 3 are all building massive computing facilities in the NW.


Microsoft breaks ground in Quincy

Yahoo Data Center Will Go to Wenatchee

Feb. 17--Yahoo Inc. will start building a data center in Wenatchee later this year, the giant Web company has announced.

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo also has options to buy two pieces of property in Quincy, about 25 miles from Wenatchee. The two parcels are located in the Port of Quincy's industrial park.

Yahoo is leasing space in Wenatchee for its first data center, which will occupy up to 45,000 square feet in a downtown building constructed in 2004.

The Dalles, OR: Hiding in Plain Sight, Google Seeks More Power


On the banks of the windswept Columbia River, Google is working on a secret weapon in its quest to dominate the next generation of Internet computing. But it is hard to keep a secret when it is a computing center as big as two football fields, with twin cooling plants protruding four stories into the sky.

The complex, sprawling like an information-age factory, heralds a substantial expansion of a worldwide computing network handling billions of search queries a day and a growing repertory of other Internet services.

And odd as it may seem, the barren desert land surrounding the Columbia along the Oregon-Washington border

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This is fascinating, so they are all coming out there for the cheap and plentiful hydro electric power for the power intensive computing R&D?

SunD, throughly enjoyed (I'm kinda envious) this, keep in mind though the posting rules for news clippings and the need for at least an equal amount of member commentary for them. :)

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^ I have been told these places consume massive amounts of power. Being adjacent to the largest hydroelectric source in the nation, the prices are more affordable and land is relatively cheap too. On top of that, it is an area primmed to explode with growth, if it just could import more income to the area. This is the right step. Recently Wenatchee, WA was rated as the 2nd best real estate market by Money Magazine.

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