Microsoft’s Project Natick: Data Centers Better Down Where It’s Wetter?

Monday, 1 February, 2016 In Other News

Microsoft on Monday unveiled Project Natick, a research initiative aimed at developing underwater data centers that could be built near coastal cities. The project is still in its infancy, but Microsoft built one test facility last year. Dubbed “Leona Philpot” — after a character in the Halo video game series — it was deployed 30 feet underwater off the California coast in August and was tested through December, when it was returned to the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington.

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