The computers are submerged in mineral oil that captures heat that gets transferred into pool water with a heat exchanger. The pool still has a gas boiler to boost the water’s temperature if required. Deep Green claims it’s transferring about 96 percent of the energy used by its computers and reducing a pool’s gas heat usage by 62 percent. Deep Green is paying the Exmouth Leisure Centre for all the electricity its data center uses, as well as any setup costs, and the Exmouth Leisure Centre gets the heat for free.
Deep Green CTO Mat Craggs told Datacenter Dynamics: “Our expected heat transfer from the kit is 139,284 kWh a year, equivalent to 62 percent of the pool’s heat needs.” He noted that adding more servers to the tub could extend the figure to 70 or 80 percent. Deep Green’s data center can heat the Exmouth Leisure Centre’s 25 meter pool to 86 degrees Fahrenheit for about 60 percent of the time, BBC reported. The startup has plans to set up data centers in seven more UK locations and has a 2023 target of 20 locations.
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