Nuclear Cloudy ? ... or ? ...
"But it couldn't help but add that some servers will be cloudy."
... maybe Mushroom Cloudy ?
the one with the glowing caps in my jacket
1&1 Internet - one of the world's largest web hosts - will build its next European data center inside an abandoned nuclear fuel facility. Built in the late 1980s, Hanau, Germany's 'New MOX' plant was supposed to process fuel for nuclear reactors, making mixed oxide rods from enriched Uranium and Plutonium. But thanks to local …
"Hello 1&1 support"
"Hi, my servers down"
"Oh, sorry, we've had to switch that one off because the winds not blowing very hard today and we promised to use only renewable resources"
Marketing, Marketing, Marketing! Just because you "buy" x,000 KWH of energy generated by wind over the year doesn't mean your totally renewably powered!
"that chill server iron with the help from the outside air"
Is that all it takes to be green? My aircon units chill the server iron with help from the outside air, that's _what aircon does_. Aircon does not destroy the heat, all it does is transfer it to the outside of the building. In effect all a fridge does is move the heat from the inside of the fridge to the outside (using largely the same method). Whatever method you use is going to require some sort of fans or pumps/compressors to move the medium that moves the heat and this is what uses the energy.
Convection could be used but it just isn't efficient enough unless the thermal difference between inside and outside is sufficient to drive the system, but then I guess this is Germany which can get pretty cold.
They won´t be spending much dosh installing cooling towers to chill all that iron heh?
Too bad they can´t use ANY sort of wireless to communicate interior and exterior, since we are talking about 12-feet-thick concrete walls.
I thought they should finish building the reactor, just to power the datacenter, though.
Mine is the bright yellow one with dosimetric film in the upper chest pocket.
The last word on the topic must go to the mighty MC Hawking:
"Creationists always try to use the second law,
to disprove evolution, but their theory has a flaw.
The second law is quite precise about where it applies,
only in a closed system must the entropy count rise.
The earth's not a closed system' it's powered by the sun,
so fuck the damn creationists, Doomsday get my gun!"
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