Thursday, May 27, 2021

China Thinks Deep With Data Centers Under The Sea

 China is experimenting with constructing an undersea data center, attempting to cut cooling costs significantly. According to Reuters, the design has been finalized and a location selected off the coast of Hainan province. 

The project is a collaboration between the local Hainan government, maritime tech company Highlander, and ISP Beijing Sinnet. The underwater data center will be much smaller than those on land, housing 100 data cabinets with approximately 4,200 servers, compared to the usual 50,000 - 80,000 servers. It is unclear how the project is being funded, reported Reuters. Continue Reading

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