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Fjords, Caves and Mines: Norwegian plan for 1.4 million sq ft data centre

Local Host has created a cooling system for data-centres that siphons icy water from 984 feet below the surface of Norway's Nordfjord. Now the start-up wants to build the world's largest green data centre in an abandoned mine.

 

Local Host CEO Sindre Kvalheim says his goal is to build "the world's largest, high-security green data centre." There are reasons to think he might succeed. The central coast Sogn og Fjordane region of Norway has an abundance of cheap hydro-electric and wind power to run racks of energy-hungry servers. The company already attracted the attention of IBM and Tandberg. Now it plans to reach out to Google and Microsoft for the US$100 million it needs to complete the project. Local Host says the 1.4 million sq ft centre will have six stories with tunnels and roads for customers to haul in trailer-truck-sized portable data centres.

 

Source: Green Tech Media

 

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