Knowledge - 07/July/2017

Homes wanted for power hungry data centres

Countries with cool climates and reliable supplies of green electricity are favoured locations for these beating hearts of the digital age

APPLE, GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK The vast stacks of computer servers that store and transmit the world’s digital information are enormous users of electricity and producers of heat. Countries with cool climates, extensive broadband capacity and green power systems are favoured locations for these beating hearts of the digital age ... ... This year Google became the third digital-age global tech company, after Apple and Facebook, to announce it had selected Denmark as the location for a north European data server centre. The Apple project, three times the size of that proposed by Facebook and covering an area the size of 23 football pitches, is already under construction and could be ready for use before the year is out. What appe ...

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