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Japan makes plans to move government computing to a cloud, wave powered servers

A few items of HPC interest from Enterprise IT Planet’s green news roundup

The Japanese government announces plans to create a massive cloud server that could eventually host all Japanese government software. The servers are to be located in cold regions, will use wind and solar power, and placed underground where temperatures are more stable.

Google is investigating using tidal energy power to power servers mounted on a flotilla of boats moored three to seven miles offshore.

Cisco launches Smart Grid Solutions, to help utility companies measure and manage power supplies more securely and efficiently.

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