Google and the Ocean-Powered Datacenter
To solve the problem of distributing data centers closer to users but with low costs of electricity power Google thought maybe they'd put server farms on a boat, and power the farm itself with a web of wave-power buoys. In addition to this a sea-water cooling system would need to keep the whole operation from overheating. Bit a question arises: What happens to these servers on a bad weather and where waves ar not that good.
We already know that Japans also have plans of turning to the sea in order to power the population without putting strain on already limited land resources.
Google recently published a patent application for a floating platform-mounted computer datacenter.
The sea-going computer platforms will be sustainably powered by Pelamis wave energy converters.
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