Underwater data centre

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Really interesting

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44368813

Of course, if this takes off in a huge way, we’ll end up increasing sea temperatures and still destroying the planet 😉

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7 responses to “Underwater data centre”

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    red.radar

    It is an interesting experiment, but I really don't view it as feasible.



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      starkover

      In reply to red.radar:

      Why do you think it isn't feasible? Technical issues to be sure, but not feasible?

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        wright_is

        In reply to starkover:

        We, or rather sea life, is already suffering from rising sea temperatures, without us willfully increasing the temperature.

        I suspect that the tests will show that the water temperature around the device is raised to such a degree that it will destroy the surrounding eco-system. Such a capsule might be okay for one off situations, where the processing power is needed locally and no other option is available, but I doubt it will be sustainable for large farms of capsules.

        I might be wrong, which is why they are doing this study, but looking at it with my secondary modern level physics and biology, it would seem that the thermal disipation would be too high. But they can do the math better than me and they can observe the sea around the capsule.

        It is certainly interesting, from a technical point of view, but not every new experiment is successful. I look forward to seeing the results.

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    Paul Thurrott

    Next up: Datacenters on the moon!

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    jimchamplin

    Considering the fact that humanity's future is upon and under the ocean, this isn't really surprising at all.

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