Microsoft’s underwater server experiment resurfaces after two years

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I thought this was r/powerwashingporn for a moment. This sounds like a tremendous idea!


First I’ve heard of it, and this is definitely an interesting approach. It’s pretty much the exact opposite of the rackspace way of using a lot of cheap components so that failures are easily replaceable. Combine it with an offshore wind farm and you’ve got excess power to sell, and the undersea real estate acquired


Why does it have to be underwater if it is air-tight? I understand the value of stable temperature, you could also bury them in the ground?


But won’t putting servers underwater speed up the heating of the oceans 😮 /s


“On the surface, throwing an entire data center to the bottom of the ocean may seem strange…” I see what you did there.