Home > Terms > English, UK (UE) > Data furnace

Data furnace

A server or other computational system that uses its heat byproducts to heat a home. The idea aims to solve two problems with a single solution - First, families are finding it harder to heat their homes in winter. Second, data farms and cloud servers require heavy amounts of cooling to dissipate the intense amounts of heat that they generate. By distributing these servers into houses instead, the servers will not need to be cooled (or cooling will be minimal), and families would offset their heating bill with the data generated from the server.

The idea was proposed in June 2011 by a team led by Jie Lu, who estimates such a setup could save up to $300 per year for the server operator alone.

This is auto-generated content. You can help to improve it.
0
Collect to Blossary

Member comments

You have to log in to post to discussions.

Terms in the News

Featured Terms

Harry8L
  • 0

    Terms

  • 0

    Blossaries

  • 1

    Followers

Industry/Domain: Water bodies Category: Lakes

Lake Huron

The second largest of the Great Lakes of North America, bounded on the west by Michigan (U. S. ) and on the north and east by Ontario (Can. ). The ...

Contributor

Featured blossaries

"Belupo" pharmaceutical company

Category: Health   1 23 Terms

education

Category: Education   1 1 Terms