Google sees the future of computing at sea.
The search giant has filed a patent for a "floating data center" that uses wave motion to power on-board computers and the ocean's water to cool them.
The patent was submitted in February last year but was spotted in the U.S. Patent & Trademark office's electronic filings and posted at Slashdot on Saturday.
The system Google engineers sketch out is a self-powered data center placed three to seven miles offshore, potentially operating off the grid. Standard shipping containers would house racks of computers that could be transported … Read more