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Uncommon Sense: Could Cloud Computing Have A Future Under The Ocean?

Most of our online data lives in the ‘cloud’, but what if it lived under the sea?

That’s the question that Professor Paul Haskell-Dowland from Edith Cowan University asked in a new piece for The Conversation.

Paul joined fill-in host Kirby Fary to chat about internet data, what ‘the cloud’ means, where we locate internet data in physical spaces and the benefits that may come from relocating servers and equipment under the sea.

“Imagine an enormous room. A cavernous-sized room filled with what we refer to as racks of equipment, so tall towers of equipment, individual computers stacked one over the top of each other with enormous banks of storage… generating lots of heat and noise but ultimately providing the services we use in our everyday lives”

Photo credit: Edith Cowan University

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Listen to Uncommon Sense: Could Cloud Computing Have A Future Under The Ocean?28:1731 October 2023