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Snowbird Data Center

Move servers to colder climates where they're cheaper to cool
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Proposed is a low-cost data center that shuts down for two periods each year. During each of these shutdown periods, the servers are physically shipped north or south to the cooler hemisphere. The warmer datacenter would sit dormant with all power shut off, etc.
kevinthenerd, Jun 16 2016

Stanisław Skalski https://en.wikipedi...nis%C5%82aw_Skalski
A remarkable Pole. [8th of 7, Jun 16 2016]

Another great pole https://en.wikipedi...tivus#Festivus_pole
Tinsel is distracting. [kevinthenerd, Jun 18 2016]

My chosen Pole https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Curie
Runners up: Nicolaus Copernicus and Wojtek the bear [notexactly, Jul 17 2016]

Ionic Kinetic Energy Conversion Effect IKECE, as mentioned in my anno [notexactly, Jul 17 2016]


       For the cost of shipment, you could probably run redundant data centers, one in either hemisphere. Shut down as desired.
RayfordSteele, Jun 16 2016

       Put the servers on ships. Easily moved, the sea is a gigantic heatsink.
8th of 7, Jun 16 2016

       pick a pole, any pole
FlyingToaster, Jun 16 2016

       OK, done.   

8th of 7, Jun 16 2016

       // pick a pole, any pole //   

       or if you want some extant infrastructure & population base for employees just use Alaska or Greenland
Skewed, Jun 19 2016

       That would work. Might have a third in outer space. Got solar for power, and I understand it's pretty cold year 'round. Upgrades would be a bitch tho.
whatrock, Jun 21 2016

       well Greenland can fit that bill fairly close too [what] - solar for power (half the time) plus geothermal (all the time) & pretty cold year round too. Upgrades would be less of a bitch ;)
Skewed, Jun 22 2016

       // outer space. […] I understand it's pretty cold year 'round //   

       Cold, yes, but there's no air to let you take advantage of the cold through convection. You have to use radiation only. That's why the ISS's radiators are so large, and why [Vernon] came up with IKECE: [link].
notexactly, Jul 17 2016


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