NASA and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) deployed a bespoke server made from mostly common off-the-shelf (COTS) components not military-cots (M-COTS/Mil-COTS) to the International Space Station (ISS) to conduct extensive testing for solar flare damage to COTS processors and other components which do not include the space hardening seen in some Mil-COTS processors and other components.
Elon Musk likes to take everything to the next level or the level beyond the next level.
Elon repeatedly and energetically states his aim is to allow transit to Mars, colonise Mars and "backup the human race on Mars."
In an effort to show the capabilities of SpaceX, along with preparing for Humans on Mars, MaX suggests building a micro data centre the size of a shipping container which can be landed on Mars with fold out solar, battery storage, nuclear battery for stormy days and communications links.
A data centre deployed on Mars will evaluate the protections needed for Mars-surface equipment to support safe intelligent life on Mars.
A data centre will be needed to process data generated from collected materials and threats recorded before Earth records and processes.
It takes 11 minutes to communicate with Mars with up to a 26-minute round trip.
Processing on Earth does not make sense.
Processing on the Moon does not make sense.
Processing in a satellite between Earth and Mars makes more sense.
Processing on Mars makes the most sense.
MaX suggests building an Arm data centre with Ampere Altra servers, Mellanox networking and NVIDIA graphics compute.