Google Employs Artificial Intelligence to Cut Energy Use at Data Centers

With great power comes great power bills. For Google, the massive network of data centers that powers the web giant’s operations run up a similarly massive energy tab. The company has been improving server farm efficiency for years, but it recently adopted a novel technique for trimming usage: letting the robots take control. In particular, Google is giving the reins to an artificial intelligence system developed by its subsidiary DeepMind. The AI overlord succeeded in shaving several percentage points off of data center energy consumption, Bloomberg reported. This led to a 15 percent improvement in power-usage efficiency, the metric of how much power goes to the actual computing as opposed to auxiliary services at the data centers. “[The AI] controls about 120 variables in the data centers. The fans and…


Link to Full Article: Google Employs Artificial Intelligence to Cut Energy Use at Data Centers