Qarnot – Data warning

Qarnot – Data warning

7 May 2018
BigData energy energyefficiency smartcity
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An immeasurable quantity of data is stored on line; from the cloud used by individuals to store their music to gigantic industrial databases, we are firmly in the Big Data era

But even if it’s no longer recorded on paper but stored on line, the data nevertheless needs physical computing power to subsist. This computing power is hosted in data centres that generate enormous amounts of heat and have to be cooled.

What a paradox, when it also takes vast quantities of energy to heat residential and office buildings.

Putting these two observations together, Qarnot came up with a brilliant idea, why not move the heat-generating servers into residential units.

It’s a win-win solution, doing away with the need to cool the servers and the need to heat the homes.

It’s also win-win for Qarnot, which markets a smart and connected digital heater representing the fusion of an electrical heater and a high-performance computing server. What else?

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