News; Microsoft "data plan" to prove the server family heating
According to foreign media reports, Microsoft Office 2010 download in a new report put forward a program called "data" plan, saying the fireplace to make small data center instead of boiler to the home heating. In this report, Microsoft researchers said, ready to put some small data center connected to the user's home broadband network to provide them with the cloud computing services, and use data center heat generation to heat homes.
Their plan is "provides storage and computing services to the server moved to more nearly anywhere from users, so as to improve the quality of the service cloud computing; at the same time, use these server heat generation to building heating, so as to improve energy efficiency and reduce cost."
The report is The name of The fireplace with a Cloud: The Data calculated Heating "(The Furnace is Heating Up Cloud Computing: '). The report says, data can be let cloud computing fireplace plan company every year per server save 200 pounds, also can save winter heating costs.
Drafting the authors of the report said, "the waste gas temperature is usually for 40-50 degrees Celsius, if you put them back in, the temperature is used to generate electricity too low. But, if you put them back to heating is very ideal. For example, can use them to family/office building heating and drying clothes and heating water and so on." The report estimates that about 2% of U.S. energy is used in the operation, and give them the server cooling; And 6% of the energy is used to give family heating.
The authors acknowledge that, to let the system into reality, needed to existing infrastructure to the scale of the transformation, but also needs to deal with server installation to families and scattered office safety.