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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
south to the cooler hemisphere. The warmer datacenter would sit
dormant with all power shut off, etc.
A remarkable Pole. [8th of 7, Jun 17 2016]
Another great pole
Tinsel is distracting. [kevinthenerd, Jun 18 2016]
My chosen Pole
Runners up: Nicolaus Copernicus and Wojtek the bear [notexactly, Jul 18 2016]
Ionic Kinetic Energy Conversion Effect
IKECE, as mentioned in my anno [notexactly, Jul 18 2016]
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||For the cost of shipment, you could probably run redundant
data centers, one in either hemisphere. Shut down as
||Put the servers on ships. Easily moved, the sea is a gigantic heatsink.
||// pick a pole, any pole //
||or if you want some extant infrastructure & population base for employees just use Alaska or Greenland
||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.
||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 ;)
||// 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].