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Cloud at Sea: Google aims for Data Centers on Vessels

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 :-)

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.

El Reg reporting

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