[LINK] geothermal datacentre

Michael Skeggs mike@bystander.net mskeggs at gmail.com
Mon May 25 14:18:19 EST 2009


Not exactly a central location for comms links.
Potentially a secure DR site though. I'd hate to be on call to fix a
hardware fault.
Regards,
Michael Skeggs

2009/5/24 Richard Chirgwin <rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au>

> I started a sceptic, but after interviewing Geodynamics' MD, I'm not so
> sceptical.
>
> </plug>
> http://www.itradio.com.au/networking
>
> RC
>
> stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:
> > Here's a Stock Exchange announcement today from one company that has
> > recently developed the first geo-thermal power station in Australia ..
> >
> >
> > Geodynamics: ASX ANNOUNCEMENT 20 MAY 2009
> >
> > Innamincka Data Centre – Feasibility Study
> >
> > Geodynamics is pleased to announce that it has engaged the Strategic
> > Directions Group to undertake a detailed feasibility study on the concept
> > of co-locating a data centre with the Commercial Demonstration Plant.
> >
> > Stage 2 of the Company’s three stage business plan is to develop a
> > Commercial Demonstration Plant (CDP). In preparing the business case for
> > investment in the CDP, the Company has been investigating the high level
> > feasibility of supplying electricity from the CDP to co-located consumers
> >
> > One of several options the Company has identified is the concept of the
> > CDP supplying electricity to a co-located data centre with communications
> > links into the existing national networks.
> >
> > The engagement of the Strategic Directions Group follows the encouraging
> > results of a pre-feasibility study into the concept. The detailed
> > feasibility study will include identifying potential partners and
> > selecting a preferred business model
> >
> > The Company believes the concept of a co-located data centre is feasible
> > due to the following key factors:
> >
> > •  Data centres are intensive consumers of electricity and the CDP will
> > be ideally placed to provide long term electricity supply contracts at
> > competitive prices;
> >
> > •  The CDP will be in a position to provide the data centre with a
> > perfect hedge against the volatility of fossil fuel prices and carbon
> > emission prices; and,
> >
> > •  Communications infrastructure costs (laying underground optical fibre)
> > are considerably lower than high voltage transmission costs
> >
> >
> > The Strategic Directions Group is a Queensland based information
> > technology consultancy specialising in the development of state of the
> > art data centres. Most recently, they were the design authority for the
> > Polaris Data Centre project in Springfield, Queensland. The Polaris
> > Data Centre is a state of the art Tier 3+ data centre. More information
> > on Polaris and the Strategic Directions Group can be found at:
> >
> > http://www.strategicdirections.com.au/
> >
> > For further information please check our website (www.geodynamics.com.au
> )
> > or contact Mr Gerry Grove-White or Mr Paul Frederiks on + 61 7 3721 7500.
> >
> > Gerry Grove-White
> > Managing Director
> >
> > Participants in the Innamincka Joint Venture are:
> >
> > Geodynamics (Operator) – 70%
> > Origin Energy Geothermal Pty Ltd* – 30%
> > *A wholly owned subsidiary of Origin Energy Limited (ASX: ORG)
> >
> >
> > About Data Centres
> >
> > A data centre is a facility used to house  computer systems and
> > associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems. It
> > generally includes redundant or backup power supplies, redundant data
> > communications connections, environmental controls (eg, air conditioning,
> > fire suppression) and security devices.
> >
> > Data centres range from a designated room, within a building, to a
> > dedicated facility constructed specifically to house information
> > communications technology equipment.
> >
> > The Innamincka Data Centre under consideration is conceived as a purpose
> > built facility, designed and constructed specifically to house
> > information communications technology equipment for one or more tenants.
> > This facility will include provision for high speed connectivity,
> > allowing tenants secure access to the data held on their systems in the
> > data centre.
> > --
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Stephen
> >
> >
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