There are Huge things in Quincy, including Data Centers!

We spent the evening with Mickie and Karl Yeates in Quincy.  Karl showed us his new shop and we wandered through his tractors and equipment.  I don’t often feel small or petite, but I sure did next to the columbine and these tractors!!2018-3-2 Quincy, Yeates (1)2018-3-2 Quincy, Yeates (2)2018-3-2 Quincy, Yeates (3)2018-3-2 Quincy, Yeates (4)2018-3-2 Quincy, Yeates (5)Off in the distance you can see the YaHoo and Microsoft data centers.  Several big (huge) business have data centers out here in the Quincy countryside.  2018-3-2 Quincy, Yeates (6)

“Over the last few years, Quincy has become an unlikely technology outpost, with five data centers and a sixth under construction. Far from the software meccas of Northern California or Seattle, Quincy has barely 6,900 residents, two hardware stores, two supermarkets, no movie theater and a main drag, State Route 28, whose largest buildings are mostly food packers and processors. Its tallest building is a grain elevator.

“A farming community in the middle of a desert,” said Warren Morgan, the president of Double Diamond Fruit.

The remarkable scale of the Quincy data centers, and their power demands, have made this town something of a test tube for studying the planet’s exploding need to house and process digital information.”

You can read the entire fascinating article about them here:

“Over the last few years, Quincy has become an unlikely technology outpost, with five data centers and a sixth under construction. Far from the software meccas of Northern California or Seattle, Quincy has barely 6,900 residents, two hardware stores, two supermarkets, no movie theater and a main drag, State Route 28, whose largest buildings are mostly food packers and processors. Its tallest building is a grain elevator.

“A farming community in the middle of a desert,” said Warren Morgan, the president of Double Diamond Fruit.

The remarkable scale of the Quincy data centers, and their power demands, have made this town something of a test tube for studying the planet’s exploding need to house and process digital information.

Here’s another Interesting article:

http://www.datacenterdynamics.com/content-tracks/design-build/inside-microsofts-quincy-data-center/97015.fullarticle

2018-3-2 Quincy, Yeates (7)We had a nice evening, and dinner in town.2018-3-2 Quincy, Yeates (8)2018-3-2 Quincy, Yeates (9)2018-3-2 Quincy, Yeates (10)

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