Microsoft tests Ocean Water Cooling of Data Center Off Scottish Coast

As reported by, the experiment has a planned life of 5 years, and it contains 12 racks with 864 servers with 27.6 petabytes of storage (enough to store approximately 5,000,000 movies).  The center is powered by renewable energy from the Orkney Islands via a cable that also connects the center to the internet.  For more information and a video, visit; click here.