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Russia’s plan for a Nuclear-Powered Data Centre

Russia Plans Nuclear-Powered Data Centre, Sky News 27 Nov 15  A new law in Russia means that data on citizens must be held on the country’s soil, and not abroad.Russia’s largest ever data centre will cost $1bn and be rigged up to a nuclear power station.

Kalinin power station – 120 miles from Moscow – will provide the 80 megawatts needed to power the data centre’s 10,000 server racks.

The plant’s owner, Rosenergoatom, is likely hoping to take advantage of a new law in Russia which states that data on citizens must be held on the country’s soil, and not abroad.

According to Telecom Daily, more than 10% of the data centre capacity has been reserved for the state-owned company, while the rest will be available to commercial customers…….http://news.sky.com/story/1595509/russia-plans-nuclear-powered-data-centre

November 28, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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