Microsoft will integrate small modular nuclear reactors and microreactors to power Microsoft Cloud and AI datacenters.
Artificial intelligence takes a lot of compute power, and Microsoft is putting together a road map for powering that computation with small nuclear reactors. Data Centers already use 20% of the electricity in the United States. 10% for regular data centers and 10% for bitcoin.
Small modular reactors (SMRs) are advanced nuclear reactors that have a power capacity of up to 300 MW(e) per unit, which is about one-third of the generating capacity of traditional nuclear power reactors.
More than 80 commercial SMR designs being developed around the world target varied outputs and different applications, such as electricity, hybrid energy systems, heating, water desalinisation and steam for industrial applications. Only a few in China, Russia and Japan are in operation. There are few under construction in the USA, Asia, Russia and South America.
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