Chinese researchers show how to shrink data centers into a DVD-like disk

A new data storage technique developed by a research collaboration between major universities in China could shrink large-scale data centers into small DVD-like disks in the future, enabling massive savings in real estate and energy simultaneously.
With the recent explosion of artificial intelligence (AI) technology, one has also witnessed the increase in the number of data centers needed to bring together tons of data on which these models can be trained and run. Major tech companies have been investing in large data centers that consume large amounts of power for their continuous operation, most of which comes from fossil fuels.