Google's Floating Data Center May Just Be A Party Barge

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Forget the high-tech wonder of a wave-powered data center. The mystery barge may just be a place to show off Google X projects.

Last week, a CNET report found that Google was behind a mysterious structure built on a barge in San Francisco Bay, and speculated that the project might be a floating data center (an idea Google actually patented in 2009). Well, scratch that theory.

According to the San Francisco CBS affiliate KPIX, Google will actually use the barge as a party space and an upscale showroom for the company's Google X projects. Google has yet to comment on the mysterious barge, but KPIX cites "multiple sources" familiar with the matter. 

Too bad. A floating data center would have been way cooler. 

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