Iceland is for Servers…


Iceland is trying to become the data center for the western Europe.

But the country now wants exactly that – to become home to the worlds computing power.Behind all the large internet companies lurk massive and ever growing data centres chock full of servers churning away.Google for instance is thought to have around a million of the things, but even less IT intensive operations, banks for example, need hundreds of thousands of servers to store all their data.The problem is that while these computers look innocuous, they use a lot of energy.There is of course the power you need for the servers themselves, but almost as significant is the energy used to keep them cool.

via BBC NEWS | Programmes | Click | Iceland looks to serve the world.

I imagine this may be good for non-critical applications