28 May '11, 5am

Google Data Center Cooled with Ocean Water #DataCenter #Efficiency

I can see how this could cause some problems. Hopefully the water's heat is dissipated enough after it's mixed with the cold water again before being pumped back into the ocean. Makes me want to go to Finland and take some measurements. XP @ Monk, I'm not sure evaporation is the biggest concern here. What I'd like to know is what effects does this temperature change have on the local aquatic life. However, if this process is implemented on a much larger scale I'd be more worried about CO2. I would hope that if it does become implemented on larger scales that they figure out a more efficient way to cool the water, that is, if this temperament technique isn't enough.

Full article: http://www.ecogeek.org/geothermal-power/3510-google-data-...

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