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I mean really...
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pictures... article... architectural appreciation

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  • Looks like a mix of the Batman cavern and the headquarter of one of those James Bond villains. :-) – splattne May 23 '09 at 15:19
  • So yeah my favorite part is the forest-planter-thing next to their generator room... – voretaq7 Jul 26 '12 at 15:20
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Clearly you haven't seen MareNostrum.

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=marenostrum&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

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  • MareNostrum isn't strictly a data center, afaict – Vinko Vrsalovic May 23 '09 at 11:28
  • Wow... we need a tag for "cable-porn", (the TP kind, not the TV kind). – nray May 23 '09 at 14:20
  • +1 Okay, I can only vote this up once but that is beautiful, and voting it down because it's a grid instead of a datacenter seems just a little pedantic – username May 23 '09 at 16:29
  • it's not a grid, it's a high performance cluster. And HPC clusters live in datacenters. I worked with HPC for 3 years. – Commander Keen May 23 '09 at 17:10
  • do you want my vote or not ;-) whatever it is, it's beautiful. – username May 23 '09 at 17:37
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The Fortress of Solitude. Admittedly it does not actually exist, but the location is genius: zero fan noise, and no need for climate control

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  • “launch JorEL”.. silence.. “run JorEL?”.. silence.. “exec JorEL?”.. silence.. “crap! superman_do launch JorEL!”... "VOICEPRINT ID ACCEPTED, LOADING JOR-EL CONTROLLER" – username May 23 '09 at 21:34
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    @jorel# make me-a-sandwich.. @jorel# sudo make me-a-sandwich – Alex. S. May 24 '09 at 5:29

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