What to do with energy-draining server farms? A few creative minds tackle the problem in unlikely ways
By Matt RansfordPosted 04.09.2008 at 1:28 pm 2 Comments
While computing power consumption is not at the top of the list of the most egregious energy drains, it is a large enough source on the grid that it warrants creative thinking, especially in the context of server farms. Not only are server clusters a more concentrated power draw than individual computers, but the energy needed to house and cool them is a significant source in and of itself. Two new ideas—one in theory and one in practice—aim to address these questions with novel solutions.