judgecorp writes: Google has been granted a patent for a hot aisle containment system for data centres. The technology removes heat from the servers efficiently, and should result in data centres with a lower carbon footprint. But the patent does raise the question of whether Google plans to profit from this, or share it widely. The US patent, number 8320125, is here, and was issued to Exaflop, a subsidiary Google often uses for intellectual property.
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