AI is exploding data centre energy use: A Google-created technique may help

AI is exploding data centre energy use: A Google-created technique may help
A data centre under construction in Phoenix, Arizona, in January. (Image: Ash Ponders/Bloomberg)
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By Naureen S Malik(Bloomberg) –  Tech giants are racing to ward off a carbon time bomb caused by the massive data centres they're building around the world.A technique pioneered by Google is gaining currency as more power-hungry artificial intelligence (AI) comes online: Using software to hunt for clean electricity in parts of the world with excess sun and wind on the grid, then ramping up data centre operations there. Doing so could cut carbon and costs.There’s an urgent need to figure out how to run data centres in ways t...

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