Facebook To Build A $1.5 Billion Data Center In Iowa
Facebook is planning to build a $1.5 billion data center project in Altoona, Iowa, that will cover 1.4 million square feet and serve as what the company says will be “the most advanced data center in the world.” The Des Moines Register, quoting sources in the state legislature, said the data center, code-named “Catapult,” will be built in two $500 million phases. When completed the total cost of the data center will hit the $1.5 billion price tag. As part of the deal, Facebook is also seeking wind energy production tax credits that would require legislative action. The Des Moines Register further reports that “the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board and Altoona’s City Council are expected to consider incentives for the project on Tuesday. State leaders have repeatedly declined to comment about the project. Facebook also has declined to comment.” Iowa has been competing fiercely for it with Nebraska over the past several months. The Register reports that the Facebook facility ...
Google.org Provides $4.4M In Grants To The Internet Society And NSRC To Improve Internet Access In Sub-Saharan Africa
Internet access in many regions in Sub-Saharan Africa is still far from perfect, and a number of non-profits are working to improve this situation by providing technical assistance and working with local organizations to provide services to ISPs. Today, Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm, announced that it is providing a total of $4.4 million to the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) and the Internet Society (ISOC) to help improve Internet access in this region. A majority of the $4.4 million ($3.1 million) will go to the Network Startup Resource Center, an organization based at the University of Oregon that trains network engineers and operators who “develop and maintain the Internet infrastructure in their respective countries and regions by providing technical information, engineering assistance, training, donations of networking books, equipment and other resources.” The grant is specifically meant to help the NSRC bring Internet access to students and staff at about 50 ...
Apple Hits The Oregon Trail To Seek Out Greater Data Center Capacity, Likely Won’t Die Of Dysentery
Apple has reportedly begun work on a huge new data center facility in Prineville, Oregon, according to local reports from the Oregonian (as spotted this morning by Wired). The first phase of the project will reportedly cost $68 million, and this is just the latest in a string of data center initiatives. But Apple data demands are set to skyrocket, and the company needs to prepare.
A special guided tour inside Crossroads Art Center
The Crossroads Art Center in Baker City, Oregon provides a welcoming atmosphere for people who want to actively participate in the arts, whether taking a class or admiring the display of new art.
Crossroads Art Center hosts prestigious ceramics exhibition
On July 6, the Crossroads Art Center in Baker City, Oregon proudly hosted a First Friday open art show featuring the Missoula Art Museum’s traveling exhibition of contemporary ceramics “Persistence in Clay: Contemporary Ceramics in Montana”.