Michael Ricks I'd love to be under the sea...

Perhaps under sea server farms are more attractive. Why?

The disk drive technology currently in use gets flakey at high altitude (low pressure). For example, navigational systems in aircraft running on notepads or notebooks using conventional disk drives are dangerously flakey. Solid state drives are an alternative, but not yet great for server farm applications. It seems to be easier to get drives to perform under pressure.

Water is a superior conductor of heat and relatively constant in the oceans, but not "too" cold. This is a good choice for removing heat from severs that are sometimes hot, and sometimes less hot, depending upon who awake and surfing. Severs in space would have to deal with an average temperature of 2.725 Kelvin, or about -270 Celsius or -455 Fahrenheit. Brrr. And then there is the risk of colliding with space junk (about 9000 pieces orbiting the Earth, according to NASA).

Ocean current, tides and thermal sources represent dependable, viable sources of energy, directly where it is needed.

And, just imagine if the oceans would serve as the antennae for our wireless CANs, coastal area networks. After all, two-thirds of the world's population lives within 400 kilometers of a coast.
Posted: 29 May 2008 at 00:00

Wolfgang Grulke Jaguar turn's to Google's cloud system

This story shows the massive popularity of cloud computing...

Posted: 26 October 2009 at 14:27

Anton Musgrave Innovation is alive and well in Africa

Wonderful ideas and new business opportunities emerging from the world's latest 'big new thing'...but not from Silicon Valley...from near the Rift Valley in Kenya! Think about the new small business this will enable and the economic impact...great stuff.
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Posted: 26 October 2011 at 07:59

Anton Musgrave Evolution of Computing...defined collaboratively by you...and me...and...!

A fascinating journey through the computing changes....how will the changes in the next 10 years change our world?
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Posted: 14 December 2011 at 12:24

Anton Musgrave Cloud Wars?

Fascinating to see how the game is lining up...with a data tsunami about to explode how prepared are we for what lies ahead and who will tomorrow's winners be?
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Posted: 14 February 2012 at 20:21

Anton Musgrave Can IBM come back?

In a fascinating battle, IBM and Amazon fight it out to win a massive CIA 'big data' contract...and Amazon wins hands down. Has IBM simply miscalculated in one bid or does this suggest something far more serious is unfolding? Can the elephant still dance in the supper fast world of cloud, big data, new services and changing value propositions? IBM's positioning as the leader of our smart world seems it might be at risk...and few would have seen Amazon as its main competitor.
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Posted: 1 July 2014 at 04:01
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