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Old   November 19, 2020, 22:20
Default Is there a 100% clean electricity OpenFOAM cloud solution?
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Hello all,

I couldn't find an appropriate spot to ask this in the OpenFOAM so I ask here and hope that's okay.

Does anyone know a provider of an OpenFOAM cloud solution that is run exclusively by clean/renewable electricity? AWS seems to be investing in renewable energy production but the status is not very clear and in any case not 100% yet. I couldn't find any relevant information about Azure. I've searched the internet, but if I enter terms like renewable or green, I'm shown results of literature about wind turbines et al. calculated with OpenFOAM… I thought maybe someone might know. Thanks for any hints!

Cheers, Claudio
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Old   December 9, 2020, 04:53
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Finding a data center run exclusively by renewable energy will be complicated, if not impossible. Note that renewable are weather-dependent, so you still need a non-renewable source on the side to run an electro-intensive system without downtimes (basic requirement to provide a cloud service).

In Gompute (www.gompute.com) we use over 98% clean energy (fossil free) being around 60% renewable energy. As our datacenter is located in Sweden, we also have free cooling with a very low PUE and an efficient re-use of waste heat.So you can run OpenFOAM in a sustainable way!
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