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05. 25. 2011

Google uses sea water to cool data center

This is a very impressive idea from online giant Google, which acquired a site in Hamina, Finland for one of its new data centers and came up with an innovative way to cool down the huge servers that heat up very quickly.

Due to the center's location by the coast, Google decided to pump sea water into underground sea tunnels that were already in place and run it through heat exchangers, using direct exchange the server load heat is cooled down and then the water is pumped back into the sea at the right temperature.

Granted most of us won't be tasked with thinking of a way to cool down data centers in the near future but this is an inspiring lesson in thinking outside of the box and looking at what nature has to offer before creating something artificial ourselves.

Via Gizmodo.

Posted by Becca    Category: computers | eco
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