The following was posted by Brian Heater over at Gearlog :
“One of the best things about Google is, for better or worse, the company seemingly has no sense of technological limits. Be it sending people into space for the X-Prize or offering rural Wi-Fi via weather balloons, the company is not afraid to test its own limits.
Back in early 2007, the company filed a patent application for barge-based data centers, which use the water both to cool and power themselves. The application, which was granted on Tuesday, outlines datacenters based three to seven miles off shore in 50 to 70 meter deep water. The ocean’s waves generate electricity that powers the data centers. There seems to be a good deal of doubt whether the company would ever actually utilize the technology, but heck, it’s Google, so you never know…”
Google never ceases to amaze me and continually makes me go Hmmmmmmmmm! — usually(but not always) in a good way
Posted by DRHamp as Hmmmm! at 10:29 AM UTC