Google + Water-based Data Centres = Computer Navy?!

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google logoWell, Google is considering to deploy data centres necessary to operate their search engine on barges powering and cooling computers…

Sounds strangely? Just read below!

[digg-me]Computing centres are located on a ship or ships, anchored in a water body from which energy from natural motion of the water may be captured, and turned into electricity and/or pumping power for cooling pumps to carry heat away.

This text was somehow seen by The Times in this patent application written by Google… Rather interesting article is published at their site. As for me, I didn’t know that Microsoft is planning to build data centres in cold climes of Siberia or that Sun is going to place its supercomputers in abandoned coal (see cold) mine…

By the way all data centers around the world consumed about 1% of all electricity in 2005. How do you think, what would be in 2009? 🙂

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Stefan Durand

My name is Stefan, I'm the admin of LinuxScrew. I am a full-time Linux/Unix sysadmin, a hobby Python programmer, and a part-time blogger. I post useful guides, tips, and tutorials on common Linux and Programming issues. Feel free to reach out in the comment section.

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