Offers from Lunar Datacenter Coming Later This Year. Seriously.
"The Florida-based company raised $5 million in seed funding to establish lunar data centers, Lonestar announced in a press release on Monday. Lonestar wants to build a series of data centers on the Moon and establish a viable platform for data storage and edge processing (i.e. the practice of processing data near the source, as a means to reduce latency and improve bandwidth) on the lunar surface.
"The lunar data centers will initially be geared towards remote data storage and disaster recovery, allowing companies to back up their data and store it on the Moon. In addition, the data centers could assist with both commercial and private ventures to the lunar environment.
The miniature data center weighs about 2 pounds (1 kilogram) and has a capacity of 16 terabytes."
I recommend they include several spare drives in their RAID arrays...
Let's play the idea of breaking even.
$5.000.000 (investment) / 16 (terabytes) = $312500 per 1 Terabyte (or $305.18 for 1 Gigabyte).
This is just for breaking even, and not low-end at all. @yoursunny can offer these specs on the Moon for much much cheaper (accepting payment even in push-ups).
So it's a fraud, just like most other things in Florida?
I'm sure $5m is just seed-level financing. To actually get something like this up into a functioning business would take tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars. This is probably just proving the technology.
Some further details:
"The first datacenter payload will be built for Lonestar by space logistics company Skycorp, and will be based on a multi-core RISC-V server design. It will also be based on an 8TB M.2 SSD from Taiwan-based flash storage outfit Phison, which announced in December that the drive had passed the necessary flight qualification tests required to be included in the payload."
onsite support need to be astronauts...
@yoursunny ! you finally have competition!!! ipv10 is on his was to the moon !!!!
Wow! Expensive proof of concept.
At day time, the temperature on lunar surface is about 125 degree celcius. no atmosphere so more asteroids imagine the data center being hit by a asteroid, also due to lack of atmosphere it might cause overheating issues? Moon is far away from us so there would be significant delay in communication as well?
Theranos of Hosting
They just need to get fiber directly to the Moon
Lol, even that would also take much more time. Atleast 1-1.5 seconds to communicate with the server from the earth for sure.
An absolutely fraudulent behavior.
LET doing paid placement now? Interesting.
Nyah, I just copied the URL and changed the utm_source when I posted it here to mess with their analytics :-)
THIS MIGHT BE ALL A CONSPIRACY!
Corporations could possibly want to communicate with the aliens by gaining access to the alien technology located within the hollow moon and solve the problem of human overpopulation.
@deank has warned us all along: The end is nigh.