A datacenter of 12 racks and 864 servers, laid at the bottom of the sea of Scotland. This is Microsoft's Natick project.
The 27.6 petabyte datacenter of the Natick project was assembled by Microsoft in France. From now on, it is installed off Scotland, for 5 years. Its goal is to study the possible energy savings for cooling the data center.

Microsoft's data center will remain immersed for 5 years. It is powered by electric power from renewable energy transferred by submarine cables. These elements ensure the cooling of the servers. The Natick project aims to measure the impact of the underwater environment on the energy needs of a data center. On the environmental front, the cooling of data centers is an energy chasm. On the financial side, this should also translate into lower direct energy costs.

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