Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Transmit data, not electricity

This is a nice concept. Instead of people bitching about giant server farms (not considering the power-hog computers it's replacing), you could locate them where they are wanted, such as the Lake Huron north shore! Or further up in the middle of nowhere, but these things need some brains to run them, and being north of the Arctic Circle might affect the hiring! So, if you are beside a big power dam up north, you could put in a server farm, instead of an aluminum smelter, and transmit the 'product' via fiber. This, being an article by Geist, he has to slip in a copyright thing. :)

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