Earlier this summer, marine specialists reeled up a shipping container size datacenter coated in algae, barnacles and sea anemones from the seafloor off Scotlands Orkney Islands. The retrieval launched the final phase of a years long effort that proved the concept of underwater datacenters is feasible, as well as logistically, environmentally and economically practical. Microsofts Project Natick team deployed the Northern Isles datacenter 117 feet deep to the seafloor in spring 2018. For the...

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