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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad as Fish View Post
    What the hell is being stored on them anyway? Big data is big brother.
    Stuff.
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    here is one in action

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    Jesus, what's happening? I remember a time when spinning up a watercooled double-sided 5995M would cause the lights at the airport to dim. The mainframe only used three-phase supply. So did the disk farm. The newer CMOS machines almost use a kettle cable. Looks like people should be virtualising on big metal. There's definitely a huge business opportunity there. I can host thirty thousand virtual machines on a low-end IBM box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Eagle of the Ninth View Post
    I bet you anything they are hell-holes to work in.

    Data-processors are just a new kind of slave.
    No they're not, nice and clean and just keeping em ticking over and the techs are fairly well paid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northsideman View Post
    No they're not, nice and clean and just keeping em ticking over and the techs are fairly well paid.
    Isnt it wonderful? Says the guy who prattles about "techs"
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Eagle of the Ninth View Post
    Isnt it wonderful? Says the guy who prattles about "techs"
    Are you always spaced out or just an occasional user?
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    I think an argument can be put, get these companies to build the power station to supply it, the upgrades to the electricity network as necessary to connect it to the grid, plus whatever renewable energy source targets, factor in expansion into the design for the area, and you get the true cost for the jobs these centres create.
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    Local communities can gain too. Data Centres create a lot of waste heat which can be used by local communities as a free heating.

    Here's an example:
    Apple will return heat generated by Danish data centre to warm up homes - TechCentral.ie

    Apple is building a new data centre in Denmark, and it has some interesting ideas on how to power it with renewable energy, while also giving back to the community.

    Excess heat generated by the data centre will be captured and returned to the local district’s heating system, which will warm up homes in the community.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northsideman View Post
    Are you always spaced out or just an occasional user?
    No amount of drugs would ever persuade me to have a conversation with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Eagle of the Ninth View Post
    No amount of drugs would ever persuade me to have a conversation with you.
    Thanks I'm delighted, now please stick to that.
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