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Jun 30 2009   3:16PM GMT

Yahoo! to reportedly turn data center 10 degrees for better cooling

Mark Fontecchio Mark Fontecchio Profile: Mark Fontecchio

The designs for a new Yahoo! data center in western New York have changed – by 10 degrees.

The engineering firm for the future 180,000-square-foot facility told local planning officials in Lockport, N.Y., that it was changing its design plans by 10 degrees to improve cooling. This according to Orest P. Ciolko of the Wendel Duchscherer engineering firm.

“That has to do with the prevailing winds during the months we need cooling,” Ciolko told The Buffalo News. Ciolko said that computer modeling done by Yahoo!’s designers “realigned the pods so the prevailing winds will blow directly into louvers on the sides of the buildings,” according to the story.

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