Researchers Hatch Novel Off-Grid Data Center Scheme

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 Aiso.net's CTO Phil Nail quoted in an article about off-grid data centers on SearchDataCenter.com

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 8:00am

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The idea of taking a data center off the grid is kind of crazy, but a consortium of data center experts is doing it anyway.

In a first phase of the project, the group will work with renewable energy specialists to model wind and solar patterns and develop predictive algorithms that can detect increases and decreases in the availability of power, said Bryan Berry, the lead for NYSERDA’s green data center research program.

In the coming year, an ambitious research team led by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Clarkson University, AMD and Hewlett-Packard plans to build a pair of data centers that will generate 100% of their own power via solar panels and wind turbines, forgoing a link back into the utility grid. To hedge against intermittent power problems, they’ll shift compute loads between the two facilities.

Continue reading about off-grid data centers and comments from Phil Nail, CTO at AISO.net on SearchDataCenter.com

 

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