The center is connected to the power source and the Internet using a cable stretched over the bottom of the sea to the neighbouring Islands.
Microsoft said the installation of the data center around the Orkney Islands off the coast of Scotland at a depth of 35.5 m. Now there are 864 servers, which are used for cooling processes marine water.
Underwater data center is part of the technology giant project Natic initiative, designed to study a more energy efficient data centers.
This is not the first attempt by Microsoft to establish an underwater data center. In 2015 was flooded setting at the bottom of the ocean near the U.S. state of California.
Then she worked for only 105 days, despite the fact that was much smaller. The first test was intended to test the ability to control the scuba data center, the second to learn if the concept is practical and environmentally friendly to use.
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