‘A mini data center village under the sea’ — China sinks tens of thousands of powerful servers in fresh seawater as it grapples with demand for more power

China has started construction on what could be the world’s first commercial underwater data center as the country looks to take advantage of the icy waters to cool its operations and save on energy consumption.

The data center, which consists of 100 units and covers an area of ​​68,000 square meters, will be built over five years on the seabed off the coast of Sanya, a coastal city on Hainan Island in southern China. Chinese Central Television (CCTV).