Where will the data center be in the future Microsoft moved it to the deep sea – Sohu Technology-qqzb.cc

Where will the data center be in the future? Microsoft move it into the deep sea – Sohu technology promising special experimental plan, revolutionary, in fact not only do Google, special plan Project Natick more than half the day before Microsoft released its operation, hope to the data center of the future, are transferred to the sea bottom. Every day we use network services, behind accounted for by operation of several data centers, to render the service application front-end, including video, e-mail, social networking platforms, however, when the operation of excessive overheating, possible downtime, service failures, so many air conditioning technology factories every year in fact spend a lot of money in the data center electricity. The sources of electricity may rely on new alternative energy sources such as wind and solar power to pursue sustainable global environmental management. But as more and more companies move their infrastructure to the "cloud", the demand for data centers is also rising. Project Natick was born in Microsoft Internal Innovation brainstorming activities ThinkWeek, the proposal of James (Sean James), who served in the Navy, working on the submarine under the environment of 3, he said, when he saw the complex electronic equipment structure has been brought to the surface, blocking the brine of erosion and normal operation, then why don’t try the data center? Low temperatures in the deep sea may be able to help the temperature control of data centers, thereby reducing energy consumption and reducing costs. This exceptional thinking proposal by the Microsoft laboratory in NExT, leading special plan (Norm Whitaker) Whiteaker, soon after, they started to test. The concept of data centers operating at sea level requires the application of science plus engineering expertise, but the biggest challenge is actually "people"". The operation to data center operations, but they also accounted for a certain space, need more oxygen, comfortable environment, lighting, work shift and other auxiliary conditions. Under various considerations, Project Natick decided to design a data center that could operate and maintain the operating conditions without manual operation. In August 2015, the first Project Natick was operated on the central coast of California, USA, and monitored by Microsoft staff at Redmond, California, using cameras and other sensors to collect temperature, humidity, power consumption and other data. Although it is still in the experimental stage, all data points to positive feedback. The sea into the phenomenon of new power generation, submarine data center transmission speed than now to faster data center temperature, generally located in the land of the data center need to spend a large sum of money to maintain the data center operations, but if located in the deep sea, low temperature deep-sea environments but helps to maintain the temperature, save the operation cost. The beginning of the model was not far off the coast, and the team also found the use of waves and tides

未来数据中心会在哪?微软把它移到深海里-搜狐科技      充满前瞻性、革命性的特殊实验计划,其实不仅Google做得到,前日微软发布旗下进行超过半年的特殊计划Project Natick,希望把未来的运算数据中心,都转移到海平面底下。   我们每天使用的网络服务,背后很大占比都是靠好几座数据中心运作,来呈现前端的服务应用,包含影像串流、电子邮件、社交平台等,然而当运作过度、机器过热时,就可能发生宕机、服务故障的状况,因此许多科技大厂每年其实花上大笔金钱在数据中心的冷气电费上。   电的来源,或许可以依靠全新替代能源,如风力、太阳能等发电以追求地球永续环境经营,但随着愈来愈多企业把基础架构转移到“云端”的同时,数据中心的需求却也不断创新高。   Project Natick 诞生于微软内部的创新激荡活动 ThinkWeek,提案者之一的詹姆士(Sean James),曾经服役于海军、在潜水艇环境下工作 3 年,他说,当他看到复杂结构的电子设备已经被带到海面下,阻挡盐水的侵蚀而正常运作,那为何不试试数据中心呢?深海的低温,有可能能够帮助数据中心的温度控制,进而减少能源消耗、降低成本。   这个破格思考的提案受到微软实验室 NExT 中,领导特殊计划的怀特克(Norm Whitaker)注意,不久之后,便开始着手进行测试。      数据中心在海平面下运作的概念,需要应用科学加上工程专业知识,但最大的挑战,其实在“人”。人的操作促使数据中心运作,但人却也占了一定的空间,更需要氧气、舒服的环境、灯光、工作换班等辅助条件。   种种考虑下,Project Natick 决定设计一个能够自我运作、维系运算条件的数据中心,不需要人力操作。2015 年 8 月,第一款 Project Natick 在美国加州中海岸,入海进行运作测试,由位在加州 Redmond 的微软工作人员,利用镜头与其他感应器,监控并收集温度、湿度、电力消耗等资料。虽然目前还在实验阶段,但是一切数据都指向正面回馈。   大海现象成发电新可能,海底数据中心传送速度也能比现在更快      以数据中心的温度来说,一般设在陆地上的数据中心都需要花上大笔金钱,来维持数据中心运作,但如果设在深海,深海的低温环境反而能够帮助维持温度,节省一定的营运成本。   一开始的实验模型选在海岸边不远之处,其团队也发现使用海浪、潮汐等能源做为运算能源的可能性,这有可能帮助创造不需外接电力,靠大海能源就能独立运作的数据中心。   此外,当数据中心离人们居住的环境愈近时,资料与资料传送的速度就能更快、减少延误状况发生。世界上相当多人口都居住离海边不远的地方,这个条件也可能让海底数据中心的概念,未来更加普及化。   现在,这个团队正在进行下一步阶段计划,打算放大规模,打造比现在大上 4 倍的容器,能提供 20 倍的运算能力;另外他们也在挑选一个新测试地点,打算引入大海的替代能源,希望这次一下水就能进行长达一年的测试。   (Source:YouTube)   (本文由 数码时代授权转载)      微信扫描二维码或者搜索微信公众号(TechNews科技新报)关注我们。   关键字: 发电, 微软, 数据中心, 网络   回响留下回响发布日期2016 年 02 月 03 日 07:57 分类Microsoft, 尖端科技, 网络分享相关的主题文章: