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UKFast.Net To Develop Green Data Centre In Manchester

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    Property developer Ask:Goodman is joining internet hosting specialist UKFast.Net and Manchester City Council to build an internet exchange and hosting facility using the latest techniques to minimise carbon emissions. The facility will be a large-scale green hosting centre and will generate some of its own renewable energy as well as re-using the large amount of heat generated by server computers. The latest low-power computers will also be installed.

    Until now, only small-scale green hosting sites have been developed in the US. The new project's offer of high-quality hosting and high-speed internet access is expected to attract high-tech firms to Central Park, bringing jobs to the regeneration area. In another aspect, firms using the facility will be invited to join a cooperative which will co-own the centre. The purpose-built facility will be sited in Central Park, East Manchester and aims to be operational in the second half of 2008.

    Source: TelecomPaper
     
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    hmm. How do you capture the heat from the servers? Mass water cooling?
     
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    twould be nice tho know actually

    still a step in the right direction in terms of climate change :)
     
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    Probably by channeling the air to some sort of machine to use the thermal energy or specialized air filtration technology used in the room.

    At first, I thought this was kind of stupid, but as I read, its pretty inventive.
     
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    In a server rack?


    eh. good luck. :laugh:

    You would waste as much as you would save by designing and *building* such a system :laugh:
     
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    I think its a great idea...Perhaps one day the heat emissions from our PCs could be re-cycled and feed power back to the system :)
     
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    Sounds very promising, I like to hear things like this, a step in the right direction... as xylomn said.
     

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