El Reg reporting
About 70 per cent of the Earth is covered by water. So Google's thinking it had better build some data centers that can float.
With a recently-released patent application, the search giant cum world power seeks exclusive rights to what it calls a "water-based data center". This modular collection of processing, storage, and network resources would sit on a ship anchored somewhere offshore, using the crashing waves for both power and cooling.
Well, I think I can apply being a navy man for 9 odd years. I can do it all. run the generators, run the ship, shoot the stars and the sun (with sextants etc) and also manage the data center :-)