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Fuel Cell-Powered Data Centers Could Cut Costs and Carbon 108

angry tapir writes "A group of Microsoft researchers believe that using fuel cells to power data centers could potentially result in an 'over 20% reduction in costs using conservative projections', cutting infrastructure and power input costs. In addition, using fuel cells would likely result in a smaller carbon footprint for data centers. The researchers looked at the potential of using fuel cells at the rack level to power servers in data centers — although they note there is a long way to go before this could become a reality (not least of the small worldwide production level of fuel cells)."
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Fuel Cell-Powered Data Centers Could Cut Costs and Carbon

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  • by nimbius ( 983462 ) on Monday November 04, 2013 @01:35PM (#45327377) Homepage
    Fuel Cell-Powered Data Centers Could Cut Costs and Carbon,
    belch candy and caviar,
    increase ROI, MTTF, MTBF, LMNOP,
    and even brew a cuppa tea!
    but just listen to Microsoft, dont take it from me!

    P.S.: dear god someone please use Azure. I know its not the datacenter its the cloud, but we've pissed cash into it like a shit-faced geriatric at a slot machine and so far it generates more heat than revenue...
    P.P.S: also try Bing, Windows Phone, Windows Tablet, and windows 8.1 app store moneytrain edition for workgroups. god christ i cant take another quarterly 'why arent we relevant anymore' meeting.

    --Gil in sales.

The party adjourned to a hot tub, yes. Fully clothed, I might add. -- IBM employee, testifying in California State Supreme Court