### Speaking part:

### 60 minutes discussion:

### Questions:

### 1. How many servers did James Pearn come up with at the end of his research?

### 2. Does Google say how many servers they have?

### 3. Why does Google keep it secret?

### 4. Which methods did he use to count the number of servers?

### 5. Did Google build and operate their centres from the very beginning?

### 6. When did they start to build their own centres?

### 7. How many centres did Google have until 12 January, 2012?

### 8. Where are these centres placed?

### 9. Were the locations of the data centres kept as a secret at first? What about now?

### 10. Why are they called 'mega data centres'?

### 11. Why are the public not allowed in Google data centres?

### 12. Why do Google employees have restricted access to these data centres?

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**13.
What is the first method for counting the servers James Pearn uses in
his research?**

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**14. ****Try
to describe the first method James mentions in his article in a few words****.**

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**14. ****Try
to describe the first method James mentions in his article in a few words****.**

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**15. ****Is
this method precise enough to count the servers?**

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**15. ****Is
this method precise enough to count the servers?**

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**16. ****How
precise is the method of ****counting servers based on energy consumption?**

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**16. ****How
precise is the method of ****counting servers based on energy consumption?**

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**17. ****Who
undertook the study of estimating the number of servers by using this method?**

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**17. ****Who
undertook the study of estimating the number of servers by using this method?**

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**18. ****Is
this method precise enough?**

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**18. ****Is
this method precise enough?**

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**19. ****Can
you describe this method in a few words?**

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**19. ****Can
you describe this method in a few words?**

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**20. ****What
is the number of servers according to this research?**

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**20. ****What
is the number of servers according to this research?**

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**21. ****Are
you surprised by any of these facts from the article?**

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**21. ****Are
you surprised by any of these facts from the article?**

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**22. ****Have
you ever wondered about how many servers there are in Google?**

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**22. ****Have
you ever wondered about how many servers there are in Google?**

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**23. ****Do
you know any other methods that could be used in the research?**

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**23. ****Do
you know any other methods that could be used in the research?**

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**24. ****Did
you enjoy the article? Why?/Why not?**

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**24. ****Did
you enjoy the article? Why?/Why not?**

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**25. ****Would
you like to read about some other estimations? Why?/Why not?**

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**25. ****Would
you like to read about some other estimations? Why?/Why not?**

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**Text written by
James Pearn : You can find the original
text and comments on the following web address: **
**https://plus.google.com/+JamesPearn/posts/VaQu9sNxJuY**

**Text written by James Pearn : You can find the original text and comments on the following web address:**

**https://plus.google.com/+JamesPearn/posts/VaQu9sNxJuY**

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