Nov 13, 2016

Why the Future of Data Centers Could Be in the Oceans

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This research has been going on for a very long time.

Researchers at the National Institute of Informatics are closing in on a solution to keep computers cool by submerging them under water. How will such research benefit the computer industry? What are the implications of such technology?

Underwater computers sound idea but, when you look at the amount of power dissipated by computers, the idea becomes less bizarre.

Currently, multiple forms of cooling exist for computers, including methods that use air, water, mineral oil, and even liquid helium for some of the highest overclocked processors. If so many forms of cooling exist and are in wide use, why bother with underwater cooling? Researchers at the National Institute of Informatics have been doing just this and there is a very good reason for such cooling methods.

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