06 Jun '18, 3pm

Microsoft Deploys Data Center on the Sea Floor

Northern Isles runs on 100 percent locally produced renewable electricity from on-shore wind and solar, off-shore tide and wave. The deployment of shipping-container-size (approximately 40 feet) prototype at the European Marine Energy Centre marks a milestone in Microsoft’s Project Natick, a research effort which began in 2013, to investigate manufacturing and operating environmentally sustainable, prepackaged data center units that can be ordered to size, rapidly deployed and left to operate on the seafloor for up to five years without requiring maintenance. “That is kind of a crazy set of demands to make,” said Peter Lee, corporate vice president of Microsoft AI and Research, who leads the New Experiences and Technologies, or NExT, group. “Natick is trying to get there.” Lee’s group pursues what Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has called “relevant moonshots” with the potenti...

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