• Helsinki residents to receive warmth from data center below

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    The city of Helsinki will now boast an advanced heating system to keep its homes and businesses chill free. So where does all this heat come from? Computers! An underground data center in the city will have its channel the heat radiated by its computers to be used to keep residents warm. This heat will be captured from the data center and pumped to homes and businesses across the city. Helsinki currently uses a district heating system to keep its residents from turning into ice blocks owing to temperatures dipping to -30 centigrade. Water heated at heat and power plants to 115 degrees Celsius and is piped to apartments. The data center will now help heating up too and will be cooled using water from the Baltic.

    Residents can finally breathe a warm sigh of relief in the winters to come.

    Posted in Topics:Other Stuff, Tags: , on March 17, 2010