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Report hints at size of Apple's Prineville data center

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Friday, April 12, 2013

The first phase of Apple's Prineville data center will be small, according to a regulatory report on how much energy it plans to use.

Apple won't discuss the size of its project, but state records show that the company is installing just a quarter of the backup generating capacity of Facebook's Prineville server farm right up the road.

The permit review by the state Department of Environmental Quality describes nine diesel generators with a total capacity of 22.5 megawatts. But data centers typically install more backup power than they need, so that number doesn't reflect the actual size of the facility.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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