Google’s Artistic Impulse Reveals Its Secrets

A remarkable combination of planetary transits whacked Google’s First-Trade horoscope on Thursday, sending the price of the GOOG stock plunging.

Uranus and Chiron were the heavy hitters in the equation, with Mars adding some extra energy to the mix

The event triggered by the planetary line-up was a premature release of a negative earnings report for the company, but that wasn’t all that happened.

On the same day, Google released an amazing series of photos taken inside the company’s top-secret data centers, showing some of the massive arrays of equipment that manage the search engine’s huge data flow.

The astrological event that provoked the photo release was transiting Mars conjoining Cupido in the GOOG First-Trade horoscope, a signature of “artistic activity”.

And that was what was so surprising about the pictures that Google released– the images themselves are gorgeous!

Here are a few samples:

 

“These colorful pipes send and receive water for cooling our facility. Also pictured is a G-Bike, the vehicle of choice for team members to get around outside our data centers.”

 

“Our Council Bluffs data center provides over 115,000 square feet of space. We make the best out of every inch, so you can use services like Search and YouTube in the most efficient way possible.”

 

“Inside our campus network room, routers and switches allow our data centers to talk to each other. The fiber optic networks connecting our sites can run at speeds that are more than 200,000 times faster than a typical home Internet connection. The fiber cables run along the yellow cable trays near the ceiling.”

“Hovering above the floor in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the scale of our data center there begins to take shape. Huge steel beams both support the structure and help distribute power.”

“Our pipes aren’t the only colorful things at our data centers. These cables are organized by their specific hue. On the floor, this can make things less technical: “Hand me a blue one.”

You can check out the full photo gallery at http://www.google.com/about/datacenters/gallery/#/ 

 

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