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At the Excel Centre in London last week, co-location of a different sort was in evidence with Cloud Expo Europe and Data Centre World sharing floorspace under the same roof. It was the first time that the two events had run simultaneously and, at first glance, co-habitation seemed to make a lot of sense. Yet wandering around …

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co-location of a different sort was in evidence with Cloud Expo Europe and Data Centre World sharing floorspace under the same roof. It was the first time that the two events had run simultaneously and, at first glance, co-habitation seemed to make a lot of sense.

Indeed it does. For every cloud there is a datacentre lining!

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What no bio fuel?

Yeah, power those cooling generators using Sage grass churned into bio fuel.

And build your data center to take advantage of the earth's thermal properties along with some basic science... like using a tall hollow tower and vents down below to help create natural drafts and air flow to help remove waste heat.

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Re: What no bio fuel?

If the investment throws off the ROI, why not.

If it's marginal, why would you?

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Re: What no bio fuel?

>like using a tall hollow tower and vents down below

I knew there was another use for all those wind turbines, constructed at great expense and spend most of their time idle.

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