Or simple datacenter? Let’s not go too over the top, folks.
From the TImes:
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.
It’s a data center. It’s there because it was a cheap place to put it. It ain’t a secret weapon. But John Markoff, one of the authors of the piece, has always broken new numbers on the amount of computing power in Google’s arsenal, this piece now puts it at nearly half a million CPUs.