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Google Gets Floating Data Center Patent… Aimed at Saving on Real Estate, Electricity, and Taxes

Google on Thursday was granted a patent for its floating data center design, an idea that the company filed to protect on Feb. 26, 2007. The patent describes techniques for designing a data center located on a ship, platform, or on shore that use the tidal motion of the sea to generate electricity and seawater for equipment cooling…

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Updates:  UPDATED Apr 30, 2009 3:35 PM PDT
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