Monday, December 13, 2010

2010 Google Zeitgeist

I don't know if I am technically a statistics geek, but I certainly enjoy the annual Zeitgeist that Google puts out this time each year. It captures the year in search - all of the billions of search queries, crunched nicely and categorized for our viewing pleasure. No wonder they need warehouse-scale computing!

  • For the U.S. in the "A Greener World" category, the Bloom Energy was the #1 search term.
  • Patent #645576 from Nicola Tesla in March 1900 was the most searched for patent. This was for the "System of Transmission of Electrical Energy.

Some other data center terms and how they trended over 2010:

Some data center providers:

and finally a look at energy

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