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Google Lands Water-based Data Center Patent

Google has been awarded a U.S. patent for water-based data center powered by waves and cooled by sea water. The offshore data centers would sit three to seven miles offshore and float in about 50 to 70 meters of water. Cool!

William Slawski notes that land-based data centers could tap into energy from the floating platform, and that data centers might be contained in modules.

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