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:
- They struggle to adapt to the use of renewable energy sources.
- 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.”