Photos: One of the coolest datacentres in the world - on the edge of the Arctic Circle

Photos: One of the coolest datacentres in the world - on the edge of the Arctic Circle

Summary: The datacentre cooled by Icelandic air and running on the Earth's heat...

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  • Icelandic datacentre

    The datacentre cooled by Icelandic air and running on the Earth's heat...

    This is literally one of the coolest datacentres in the world.

    Verne Global's datacentre campus is based in Keflavik, Iceland - just outside the Arctic Circle.

    Iceland's chilly climate naturally cools the datacentre's servers while the country's abundant supply of geothermal and hydroelectric energy provides a renewable power supply to the facility.

    Photo: Verne Global/Colt

  • Icelandic datacentre

    Iceland is the only country in the world to obtain 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources.

    Verne Global says Iceland's natural cooling and renewable energy supply means running costs for the datacentre are less than half that of datacentres situated in Europe.

    Shown above is one of the valves at an Icelandic geothermal power plant supplying the Verne Global facility.

    Photo: Verne Global/Colt

Topic: Hardware

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