Underwater datacentres vulnerable to sonic attacks

Even whale song poses a threat

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Underwater datacentres vulnerable to sonic attacks

Underwater datacentres (UDCs) could face serious threats from acoustic attacks as simple as a high musical note broadcast beneath the waves, according to new research.

UDCs harness the natural cooling properties of the ocean depths, potentially slashing energy consumption and emissions from traditional datacentres. Microsoft's successful 2018 trial, submerging se...

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