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11 Things You Should Know About Those Mysterious Google Barges by @albertcostill

11 Things You Should Know About Those Mysterious Google Barges by @albertcostill

The barge is 250 feet long, 72 feet wide, and 16 feet deep, and was built by C & C Marine and Repair in 2011 in Belle Chasse, LA. The barge is constructed of 40-foot interchangeable shipping containers that are stacked into a single rectangular structure — four shipping containers long, four containers wide, four containers high – which can be assembled and disassembled whenever Google wants. Early speculation was that the barges would be used as data centers. The data centers would use the water they are floating on to cool everything down. Google came up with a patent for such a center in 2009. It’s currently believed that Google will use the barges as luxury showrooms , with a party deck for Glass retail. The sleek showrooms will float from city to city. The barges are owned by a shell company in Delaware – By and Large. This is a reference to the Buy N Large corporatio...

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