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Elements S4 • E66

Why Did Microsoft Put a Data Center Underwater?

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Published on Jul 1, 2019

Computer company, Microsoft, is taking servers where they've never been before: under the sea. If this innovative approach to data storage is successful, this might just be the future of "cloud computing."

Here’s How We Could Store Data on a Single Atom
https://youtu.be/7FYmHy85A7I

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Microsoft sinks data centre off Orkney
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-4...
"If Project Natick proves a success, Microsoft envisages sinking groups of five of these cylinders and being able to deploy a data centre offshore in 90 days, whereas it could take years on land."

Want an Energy-Efficient Data Center? Build It Underwater
https://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/h...
"Sure, cooling computers with seawater would lower the air-conditioning bill and could improve operations in other ways, too, but submerging a data center comes with some obvious costs and inconveniences."

How to stop data centres from gobbling up the world’s electricity
https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158...
"Already, data centres use an estimated 200 terawatt hours (TWh) each year. That is more than the national energy consumption of some countries, including Iran."


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