Yahoo! Data Center

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Date(s) - 05/18/2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Yahoo Data Center (New)


Join us for a tour of the newly expanded

Yahoo! Data Center


The guided tour gets us up close and personal with all the technology that goes into the data center.

Yahoo! has built one of the world’s most energy-efficient, environmentally friendly and cost-effective data center buildings in Lockport, Niagara County, New York. Come join the ISA – Niagara Frontier Section for a guided tour of the Yahoo! Data Center. Get a bit of a preview at


This best-in-class, energy-efficient design was recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in 2010. The Lockport data center will:

  • YahooserverConsume at least 40 percent less energy, and at least 95 percent less water than conventional data centers.
  • Save enough energy to power more than 9,000 New York state households annually.
  • Save enough energy to power approximately 300,000 CFL light bulbs for one year, running 24/7.
  • Save enough energy to power approximately 1.1 million laptops for a year.
  • Save more water per year than flows over the Niagara Falls for a minute straight (4 million cubic feet per minute is what the Falls flow on average).



Yahoo!’s data center in Lockport, NY opened in 2010. The data center was the first implementation of a patented, energy efficient data center design called Yahoo! Computing Coop (YCC), aka Yahoo! Chicken Coop. The YCC design emulates the long narrow design of a chicken coop to re-circulate outside air. This arrangement, coupled with the temperate climate offered by Lockport, allows for the computers within to operate without having to be cooled by traditional air conditioning. The energy savings over traditional designs is substantial, and has led to global recognition from authorities such as the Uptime Institute and the U.S. Department of Energy.




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