(The Hosting News) – Google, always looking to innovate, will open a new data center in Finland, which will harness water from the Baltic Sea to cool its servers.
The new facility will be the first to use the technique.
The data center, being built on the site of an old paper mill, will transport the water in through a granite tunnel, built by the land’s former occupants during the 1950s. From there, the water will reach straining systems where it will travel on before being cooled by a heat exchanger, making the water suitable for the data center.
The total construction and land cost come out to $260 million, but Google expects large savings from the efficient cooling system.
Google’s Finland data center is expected to open sometime this fall.
You can watch a video by Google on the data center here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VChOEvKicQQ&feature=player_embedded