Microsoft Builds Underwater Data Centers
Alot of human relics can be seen underwater, but right now the Microsoft Research adds its new prototype of an underwater data center. The prototype is known as "Project Natick" and it aims to use the cold temperature in the bottom of the sea to cool down the thousands of computers used in data centers. The researchers stated that building these underwater data centers could speed up data transfer due to low temperature.Nowadays, data centers are classified as energy hogs as it uses a lot of power to cool down the computer chips inside the racks. Microsoft's underwater server capsule depend on a plenty of established technologies. These underwater servers are just standard servers that are encased in a waterproof 2.4 meter (diameter) steel drum. And these drums are fitted with tubes and cables that transfer the heat from the hot chips to the cool ocean outside. And by using liquid nitrogen, the housed computer chips can be cooled down.The research teams aims to deploy these servers forfive years without maintenance while supplying the world's Internet demand.Want to know more about this awesome device? Follow this link!
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