Typical Data Centre Power Requirements
Most written articles reference the high power consumption requirements for data centres given the high density of hardware and its cooling requirements. Clearly though, over the past few years the industry has moved towards higher processor performance per watt.
I recently read an article from 2008 which set a typical data centre power requirement at around 5 MW per 50,000 square foot. Here we are five years later, presumably this will no longer the case given processor advances and improved cooling strategies? Does anybody have a more up to date estimate of typical power requirements with respect to area or possibly a recent case study?
Any comment would help enormously on a project I am currently working on.