Apple begins work on massive Prineville, Oregon data center

“Apple has begun work on the first, $68 million phase of its new Prineville data center, clearing and flattening land for one of two, 338,000 square-foot buildings atop the bluff that overlooks town,” Mike Rogoway reports for The Oregonian. “Each building is more than twice the size of a typical Costco store.”

“The price tag covers the cost of one building and two ‘data halls’ inside. Plans filed with the city and Crook County last summer call for adding a second building and, eventually, 14 more data halls,” Rogoway reports. “There’s additional space on the property for more buildings, identified in planning documents in two sections marked ‘Future Development Area.'”

Rogoway reports, “The total cost of the facility will likely run in the hundreds of millions or billions of dollars once it’s outfitted with powerful servers to run Apple’s iCloud service. ”

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