30 May '16, 8am

In effort to curb e-waste, Singapore is set to test if data centres can operate in sweltering heat

Today, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) announced it is set to begin trials on what it calls the world’s first Tropical Data Centre — a project the government agency hopes can reduce energy consumption by up to 40 per cent. It comes in the context of an increasingly acute global environmental protection emergency and a technology industry stuck in an awkward position. Many people consider technological developments to be humanity’s best hope of curbing climate change. Last week, China’s ‘stradling bus ‘ was held up as an example of a potential transportation evolution that could reduce greenhouse gases. On the other hand, trashing out-of-date hardware, running data centers and cooling giant server farms contribute immensely to the our current environmental predicament. Furthermore, the UN said e-waste is disproportionately the burden of poor countries....

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