Gallery: Google Reclaims Paper Pulp Mill to Build World’s First Seawate...

 

Google uses a lot of energy moving and storing vast amounts of data for millions of people worldwide. So we were duly impressed when they recently unveiled the world’s first ocean cooled data center. Based in Finland, the chosen facility was actually once a paper mill, and the existing architecture of the abandoned building provided the perfect backdrop for the company’s new design. Utilizing a network of tunnels, already built prior to renovation, Google’s cooling system draws in water from the Baltic Sea to feed heat exchangers able to cool their servers. The company is proving to be true risk takers when it comes to environmental design, and in this case its paying off for them big in lowered energy bills.

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  1. Dreama June 1, 2011 at 11:50 am

    I’m impressed! You’ve maanged the almost impossible.

  2. Chassidy May 31, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    AFAIC that’s the best aneswr so far!

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