timothy from the flotsam-is-ones-jetsam-is-zeros dept.
1sockchuck writes "A plan to build data centers on ships is now defunct. Startup IDS, whose ambitions to convert cargo ships into server farms prompted debate on Slashdot in 2008and 2010, is in bankruptcy. Google filed a patent for a water-based data center, but it's not clear that the company ever took the concept seriously, and has even spoofed the idea."
The reason that every major university maintains a department of
mathematics is that it's cheaper than institutionalizing all those people.