[Beowulf] More about those underwater data centers
Tony Brian Albers
tba at kb.dk
Mon Nov 5 00:16:35 PST 2018
Salt water is highly corrosive, that's why people use mineral or
I've heard of people trying to use power-transformer(the ones on
electrical grid substations) oil, but I don't know if it worked.
On Mon, 2018-11-05 at 06:27 +0000, jaquilina at eagleeyet.net wrote:
> Probably a stupid question here,
> What is the advantage of using salty sea water lets say over for
> mineral oil? I have seen on you tube these guys showing that a pc
> still run in a fish tank and all components submerged in mineral
> Yes it will be messier to change components but would the use of
> oil be more efficient?
> On 2018-11-04 14:10, Gerald Henriksen wrote:
> > On Sat, 3 Nov 2018 18:27:05 +0000, you wrote:
> > > I’m not sure there’s a huge population of Xcloud-Xbox gamers in
> > > Orkney. There's not much daylight this time of year, of course,
> > > so
> > > maybe that's what those Orcadians are up to.
> > Likely just a convenient place for a second test unit.
> > In a way this is just an extension of the idea/product Sun came up
> > wth
> > where they put a datacentre in a shipping container with the idea
> > that
> > you could quickly get the datacentre where it was needed.
> > While I wouldn't say this won't fail, I think there is a lot of
> > attraction to the concept given not just the time lag do build a
> > traditional data centre (mentioned in the article), but even the
> > cost
> > of real estate in many/most places people live these days. Do you,
> > for one example, want to pay NYC rents or just throw a bunch of
> > pods
> > in the Hudson?
> > I guess once you accept the idea that we no longer maintain these
> > datacentres in the traditional way - we now just let hardware fail
> > in
> > place and ignore it until it's time to replace all the hardware -
> > moving to smaller sealed units doesn't seem to strange.
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