an over-the-top data center

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at
Mon Dec 1 19:24:52 UTC 2008

On Dec 1, 2008, at 2:19 PM, Lyndon Nerenberg wrote:
> On 1-Dec-08, at 10:27 AM, Danny McPherson wrote:
>> On a related noted, some have professed that adapting old
>> ships into data centers would provide eco-friendly secure
>> data center solutions.
> Your data connection to shore is going to be tenuous at best. One  
> good blow strong enough to make you drag anchor and you kiss goodbye  
> your fibre trunk connection. Putting that back in service is a bit  
> more than a four hour splice job.

Not if the ship is literally encased in concrete at the shore.  Which  
solves all your other problems as well.

There are even examples of actual free-floating ships which have been  
stable for a decade or more.  See the floating casinos in Louisiana,  
which have been hit by hurricanes, and are still attached to shore by  
electricity, bits, and physically.


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