Chindata Group announced the opening of one of Asia’s largest single hyper-scale data centers in its Taihang Mountain Energy and Information Technology Industrial Campus of the Pan-Beijing Area, Datong, North China’s Shanxi province.
50 megawatts total IT capacity
According to the announcement, the data center has a total IT capacity of 50 megawatts to support artificial intelligence-based computing delivered by global tech giants. For a single server room in this data center building, its IT capacity could be over 18 megawatts. It is possible to take a virtual tour inside this hyper-scale data center via Chindata Group’s video.
Zhang Jifu, secretary of the Datong Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China, said,
“The opening of the data center is of great importance to boosting Datong’s energy information technology development. Chindata’s energy data industrial base, where the data center is based, is a strategic project in Datong. Currently, the industrial base is taking shape. It is injecting strong impetus to the city’s development of new infrastructure, new technology, new material and new equipment. The company should seize opportunities to make full use of the integration of data center and renewable energy, to turn Datong’s advantage in energy to the advantage in strategic newly emerged industries.”
This single data center has more than 12 tailored pending or approved patents. It is equipped with the latest technologies, ranging from power distribution network, IT equipment, cooling system, to energy utilization. An efficient chilled water system self-developed by Chindata Group will be used in this campus for the first time to keep a high energy efficiency by increasing the natural cooling time while adapting to 40kW per AI server rack’s working environment requirement.