Pictures of Microsoft's Wind Powered Container in Boulder, CO

On there are pictures from Microsoft's Wind Powered Container event in Boulder, CO. The picture at the bottom has a shot of a Verari Systems Rack.

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The new additions near the parking lot of Microsoft Corp.'s Boulder office may have the look of three white semi-trailers, but what's inside is powering the world.

Or, rather, the virtual world.

Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft on Thursday unveiled its new wind-powered, container-based data lab, which houses processing servers for the photorealistic 3-D city models used in the company's Virtual Earth online mapping program.

The data center also is wind-powered, officials announced, noting the purchase of wind-generated power from Boulder-based Renewable Choice Energy.

The cores of the servers can support more than 10 petabytes of data, said Jim Curlander, principal development manager of Virtual Earth. Combined with the servers located in the Boulder facility, that storage capacity is 15 petabytes, he added.

The pictures here and here.

Photo by Cliff Grassmick

Debra Chrapaty, left, and Stephen Lawler christen one of Microsoft Corp.'s new wind-powered, container-based data labs.

Photo by Cliff Grassmick

Lab Manager Brian Cunningham talks about the data center containers during the grand opening. Microsoft introduced its new wind-powered container-based data lab Thursday in Boulder.