Northern Data AG has announced the acquisition of the site in Northern Sweden near the city of Boden, announced in January and immediately started to roll out and install the first GPU-based high-performance computing (HPC) hardware. The site will contribute decisively to the further successful expansion of Northern Data Group’s HPC infrastructure and provide direct customer benefits.
To meet the demand for the massive growth in demand for computing power
The highly efficient data center in Northern Sweden is one of up to five new Scandinavian and Canadian sites that the Group is rapidly building and scaling up as part of its expansion and the massive growth in demand for computing power. The sites are operated climate-neutrally using renewable energies and are characterized by scalability, efficiency, and cost advantages.
Northern Data CEO Aroosh Thillainathan said,
“Our expansion is proceeding rapidly and on schedule. We are pleased to have acquired the blueprint for the ideal location with the plant in Northern Sweden: The site is highly efficient and based on renewable energy at the most favorable conditions in the EU, while at the same time we have every opportunity to scale up almost at will. As a result, the site marks an important milestone in our roadmap, since it will enable us to meet the massive demand for HPC computing power very effectively.”
Electricity for Northern Data’s new site comes from 100 percent renewable energy and is generated by hydropower plants in the region. The local hydropower plants have a capacity of around 4.5 gigawatts (GW), producing around 14 terawatt-hours (TWh) per year, which can be utilized by Northern Data as part of its next expansion activities.
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