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This article was published on August 23, 2013

    House-warming: This startup wants to heat your home with computing power

    House-warming: This startup wants to heat your home with computing power
    Paul Sawers
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    Paul Sawers

    Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

    Dutch startup Nerdalize is seeking investment for technology that will help heat your home with computer power.

    This isn’t a new concept of course. Microsoft has previously published a research paper, in which it argues that servers can be sent to homes and office buildings and used as a primary heat source – it calls this the ‘Data Furnace’. And a similar company called AoTerra is also making moves in this area.

    For Nerdalize, its ‘server’ will look and operate like a normal electric heater. It claims that computing power could be up to 60% cheaper than conventional data-centers, while offering free heating for home owners too.

    Nerdalize wants to raise €315,000 for the first year, and is looking to crowdfund €50,000 of that through Symbid.com.

    Anyway, check out the demo video for yourself here:

    Nerdalize