Data centers in Oregon: High tech meets high desert (part 1 of 3)
A walk-through of Facebook’s new data center in Prineville Facebook took advantage of Prineville’s dry, desert climate to adopt unusual energy-saving features in its first company-owned data center. A simple evaporative cooling system replaced expensive chillers that most data centers use. Watch video Data centers arrived in Oregon five years ago, cloaked in mystery. There’s no hiding them now.