Google Files Patent for Floating Data Centers

Moresco, Justin
September 2008
Red Herring;9/9/2008, p4
Trade Publication
The article reports on a patent application filed by search engine Google for a water-based data center which will use seawater for cooling and rely on ocean tides, currents and waves for power generation. The patent application mentions the use of Pelamis P-750 Wave Energy Converter systems to generate electricity from waves. The cooling system envisioned by Google will be modular so that it can be scaled up or down, depending on the need.


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