Russia’s biggest data center which is under construction will be powered by a nuclear power plant in coming days. The Rosenergoatom power company is building the largest data center in Russia and plans to operate it by the end of 2017.
Kalinin Nuclear power station located about 200 kilometers North West of Moscow, will power the said data center with 80MW of power. When the data center becomes fully operational, it will house more than 10K server racks. The construction is projected to cost $975 million and a $640 million will be spent on IT Infrastructure.
Rosenergoatom Power Company has also reveled that only 10% of the servers will be used by its IT team and the rest will be available on lease.