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Determining amount and cost of cooling needed

I have a system that is using 2.02kWh per day, and I'm trying to figure out its heat output, cooling needs, and cooling cost. I've worked it all out to the point of determining the amount of cooling ...
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What is the average monthly production cost for big data centers like the ones for facebook, google or apple? [closed]

As per the question title, how much do large private data centres cost to run?
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machine hour cost in data center?

Anyone knows rough machine hour cost in large data centers (like those of Amazon, Google or Microsoft)? Cost I mean rough real cost to data center provider (like those of Amazon, Google or Microsoft), ...
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Buy vs rent for servers and other hardware

What are the pros and cons of buying your own dedicated servers and putting them in a data center yourself (along with firewall, router, storage, etc.) versus just renting? I have always rented but ...
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Power and Cooling Cost compared with Server/Hardware Cost

Has anyone done, or is aware of any, calculations to compare the cost of power and cooling compared to the cost of hardware (servers) in a typical data center? This is to compute a true total cost of ...