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The Missing Piece of a Sustainable Grid: Modular Data Centers

By Brian Nibley in collaboration with Soluna

The computing accomplished by data centers has become an indispensable part of modern society. The energy requirements and efficiency of large-scale computing in its current form provide a challenge on at least two fronts:

  1. They struggle to adapt to the use of renewable energy sources.
  2. They were designed for processing data in terms of a web 2.0 model, which can create unnecessary waste.

We propose a solution in the form of modular data centers (MDCs). Shifting to a batch processing computing model more suited to web 3.0 allows for greater flexibility in power grids, the efficient integration of renewable energy sources at scale, and a reduction in overall waste or “digital exhaust.”

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