Data Centers That Will Follow the Sun and Chase the Wind

[qi:_earth2tech] A plan to combine cloud computing, fast broadband and renewable energy could reduce the demand data centers place on the electrical grid and save companies money on power costs. Data centers’ ability to suck up inordinate amounts of electricity is turning them into the Hummers of the computing world. And much like Hummers, their power-guzzling ways means they are becoming increasingly costly to run. To read about the plan being worked on by Andrew Hopper, head of the Cambridge University Computing Lab, head over to Earth2Tech.

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