Data Centers On The Moon?

  • If the Sunshine State is known for anything, it’s the shenanigans of residents that started the legend of Florida man. So it’s more than fitting that a Florida tech startup has the wild goal of building lunar data center servers. Gizmodo reports the startup, called Lonestar Data Holdings, recently secured $5 million in funding to achieve its goal. So, why does a company want to build a server on the moon?
  • Essentially, it’s a lot harder and more costly to mess with these data centers if they’re on the moon’s surface. And the moon provides the perfect location for low-latency processing, meaning you can access the data quickly. Additionally, the growing number of massive servers on Earth contributes heavily to pollution. Data centers consume large amounts of energy. Storing them on the moon’s surface is a clever way to circumvent the energy pollution affecting the Earth’s atmosphere.
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