In Pictures: 10 more of the world’s coolest datacentres

From a repurposed chapel to inflatable modules, datacentres don’t fit the same mold

Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain The former Torre Girona Chapel on the campus of the Technical University of Catalonia is the home of the school’s supercomputer called MareNostrum. Housed in a glass room, the supercomputer sits inside the chapel, which was built in the 1920s. The school needed a facility it could quickly convert to a home for the supercomputer and the chapel was chosen because of its location on campus. It predates the green data center movement, but its location within the religious setting along with the subdued lighting make for an impressive visual experience.

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