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UK heat wave hits Google and Oracle data centres

No machines supported Record heat Recorded this week in England. Google and Oracle datacenters had cooling outages on Tuesday (19) and Wednesday (20), affecting consumers in the region.

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On Google incident Lasting from 10:13 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, some Google Compute Engine (GCE) service customers in the Europe-West-2a region experienced a premature shutdown of virtual machines (VMs). To prevent damage to machinery and prolonged disruption of service, the company shut down a portion of the systems in the affected zone and limited the introduction of new GPC cases.

According to Oracle, the outage lasted from 1pm on Tuesday to 11am on Wednesday. According to the company“After unusually high temperatures in the south of England (London), two cooling units in the data center failed when they were forced to operate beyond their designed limits. As a result, temperatures inside the data center began to rise. , a subset of the computer structure was shut down as a form of protection”.

The UK recorded its highest daytime temperature on Tuesday, 40.3 degrees Celsius in Coningsby, and 25.9 degrees Celsius at night in Emley Moor. What seems like “another summer day” to us Brazilians is completely unprecedented for the region, and has already begun to affect the country’s infrastructure: when two airports suspended their operations Parts of the track were melted Under the sun.

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