Ledger Nano S

Superiorcoin - BTCAlpha

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Cleantech News: How Oceans are Being Used to Cool Massive Data Centres

How Oceans are Being Used to Cool Massive Data Centres

As the number of people around the world who are connecting to the internet continues to mushroom, the physical infrastructure necessary to support all that data is being upgraded and improved. The International Telecommunication Union estimates that by the end of this year, 47 percent of the global population will be online. Earlier this year, Google estimated it handles, on average, about 40,000 search queries every second.

Tech giants like Microsoft and Google are forever updating their data centres—the giant server farms that handle every download and search query thrust into the ether. As the demand for these centres grows, the innovation that goes into building them gets increasingly more sophisticated.

Operating this gargantuan network of servers means that these data centres are notoriously power-hungry and pump out an enormous amount of waste heat. At the same time, these facilities often need to be as close as possible to major population centres to reduce the costs associated with transmitting all this data to where it's needed.

Microsoft attempted to reconcile the overheated output with population proximity by launching an experiment in 2015 called Project Natick. Since 50 percent of the global population lives near a coastal area, they would use the cooling power that can be obtained from seawater. Natick involved submerging a self-contained data centre underwater as a test case to see if submersible cloud computing is a viable technology.


Full story at http://bit.ly/2wre8au


Source: https://motherboard.vice.com


Tweet This Story

 

 

 

Donation:
If you appreciate the things I share, consider making a contribution
no matter how small via PayPal or with TransferWise (EUR).
If you use Waves my wallet address is: 3PPeCnXEDAiRVzvsuGRycrNDHhWgDq68uVt
If you use Bitcoin my wallet address is: 12pAsyMdZoTHPvkiRAZiuQhC8bF4DLbYpQ

Bitcoin QR-Code

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Copy and paste this code into your pages.