Cloud and hosting provider Rackspace will put the chilly air of England to work cooling servers in a new facility – though its approach differs from other energy-saving techniques used by Google and Facebook. The company announced on Wednesday that it had broken ground on a new data center site in Crawley, West Sussex, with …
The way we're going in the UK seems to suggest that water cooling may be the better option, and maybe use a waterwheel to pump coolant around.
There must be *some* way we can put flooding to some positive use..
"At certain times of the year when it gets warmer we spray additional water onto the face of the heating system."
as heatwaves never coincide with droughts, what could possibly go wrong?
Google already does this...
I read they have a natural-cooling in a wind-blown bit barn in Belgium... when in summer the temperature gets too warm they can completely switch all traffic to an airconned datacenter, which could happen 10 days a year...
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