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Thursday, September 25, 2008

And Now for Something Completely Different: The Ultimate Liquid Cooled Data Center

Google Data Barges - The Man from UNCLE and SPECTRE meet Google

I know this has little to do with MPS or printers - maybe.

Google has applied for a patent on “water-based data center”.

The floating data centers would be located 3 to 7 miles from shore, in 50 to 70 meters of water. And generate it's own electrical power and use sea water to cool the center.

If perfected, this approach could be used to build 40 megawatt data centers that don’t require real estate or property tax.

Now this is nothing new, and is akin to the "data center in a box" approach put forward by Google back in October of 2007.

What is interesting is the ability, or at least the idea, of a self-sustaining data center outside of any particular country's jurisdiction (wait...didn't the author of Battlefield Earth do something like this?)

But, What About Printing? --- Well, I guess anything to help us print from the internet.
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