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GLRPPR Sector Resource: The Data Furnace: Heating Up with Cloud Computing

The Data Furnace: Heating Up with Cloud Computing

Paper written by a group of Microsoft researchers suggesting that servers be deployed to homes and office buildings and used as a primary heat source, instead of the traditional set up where equipment is installed to cool the servers at the same time that more equipment is used to warm the building in the cold seasons. (PDF Format; Length: 5 pages)


Microsoft Research

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July 2011

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