Solar-Powered Datacenter Launches in Green Internet Network
The GreenStar nodes will act as small datacenters — facilities designed to hold computer servers — and will draw power from renewable energy sources such as wind, water and the sun. If the node uses up its power supply before it is able to recharge, the data will be seamlessly transferred along the network to another operational node.
“The GreenStar Network aims to ensure that our carbon footprint doesn’t increase as the world becomes more reliant on information and communications technologies,” said Mohamed Cheriet, Director of Synchromedia at ÉTS and spokesperson for the GreenStar Network.
Earlier this year, the GSN project received $2 million in funding from CANARIE, Canada’s Advanced Research and Innovation Network, through CANARIE’s Green IT Program. The GSN network is expected to eventually extend into the United States and overseas to Spain, Belgium and Ireland.