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Facebook's Arctic Data Center Is Eerily Beautiful

Mark Zuckerberg posted photos on Facebook showing the inner workings of one of the company's data centers in the remote arctic town of Luleå, Sweden.

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Mark Zuckerberg posted photos on Facebook showing the inner workings of one of the company's data centers in the remote arctic town of Luleå, Sweden.

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Part of one of the massive data halls at Facebook's center, which is the size of 6 football fields. According to Zuckerberg, there is only one employee for every 25,000 servers. 

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Another massive data hall at the Luleå center. Luleå is located only about 70 miles south of the Arctic Circle, which allows the building to be extremely efficient in its power usage. Giant fans blow in the freezing air from outside during winter to cool the servers. 

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Simplified hardware means that repair is easier.

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Hard drives are crushed to protect data.

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An outside shot of the center. Zuckerberg says that local wood and art was used to build the space whenever possible. 

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Another shot of the center's exterior. 

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The center from above.

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