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Re: Microsoft's underwater data centre resurfaces after two years
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2020, 10:53:16 AM »
"Their first conclusion is that the cylinder packed with servers [855] had a lower failure rate than a conventional data centre."

I sure wish the brits would learn how to spell "center" :-)
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Re: Microsoft's underwater data centre resurfaces after two years
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2020, 08:54:03 PM »
presumably it takes a lot less energy, since it has to be easier to keep it cool with sea water than with air conditioning units. People are so clever sometimes (and sometimes not, obviously).

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Re: Microsoft's underwater data centre resurfaces after two years
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2020, 09:58:47 PM »
IIRC, they are also able to purge the atmosphere of oxidants and replace it with nitrogen.

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Re: Microsoft's underwater data centre resurfaces after two years
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2020, 10:10:00 PM »
yes, that's their explanation for why the failure rate is so low