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Datacenter outages are costing more, $1m+ failures now common

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Re: Water usage?

I suspect the use of additives to prevent corrosion and the buildup of sludge in the circulation is what's causing most environmental issues. Fresh water contains quite a lot of oxygen which is nice for fish but not so much for the materials, and ditto for conductivity where interconnecting different materials can also create issues.

Actually an interesting topic, I must do some research and see what solutions are out there. Water cooling *is* more efficient, but the possibly required maintenance overhead and risk may be a limiting factor. If air leaks it's at most annoying, water is a tad more problematic.

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