North Atlantic Server Farm

Speculative proposal.


A free-floating archipelago of autonomous swimming, wave-powered, and seawater-cooled server units, linked together at hubs with undersea cable connections. The network would grow to keep up with computing needs, and as it scales, the reflectivity of its white surfaces could begin to offset the reduced albedo of Earth from the melting of polar sea ice. The NASF was developed in collaboration with Nicole Koltick, and presented at the symposium INPUT-OUTPUT: Adaptive Materials and Mediated Environments at Temple University in 2010.