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Underwater Data Centers

Underwater data centers

Recently more and more tech companies have begun to move their data centers into one of the most unlikely places — the ocean. Why? It turns out that the ocean’s natural cooling processes cut down on energy costs and emissions, making this a vital solution for sustainability.

But with this location change comes new vulnerabilities for these data centers.

Cybersecurity and robotics researchers at the UF College of Engineering discovered that the inherent density of water can turn sound into a potential weapon, meaning that even a small pool speaker could pose a significant threat to these centers.

They also have a solution.

To learn more, watch this video by the University of Florida and Microsoft.