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Primeur weekly 2021-01-11

Exascale supercomputing

Preparing an earthquake risk assessment application for exascale ...

Quantum computing

A bit too much: reducing the bit width of Ising models for quantum annealing ...

The world's first integrated quantum communication network ...

Focus on Europe

GBP 20 million funding boost for science supercomputer will drive science simulation and UK-wide innovation ...

Northern Data acquires data centre site in Northern Sweden fully powered by green energy ...

Research and Markets to issue report on High Performance Computing (HPC) Market by Component, Deployment Type, Organization Size, Server Prices Band, Application Area, and Region - Global Forecast to 2025 ...

Environmental researchers benefit from powerful supercomputer at Plymouth Marine Laboratory ...

Middleware

XSEDE welcomes new service providers ...

Hardware

IBM appoints Gary D. Cohn as Vice Chairman ...

IBM appoints Martin Schroeter as CEO of "NewCo" independent managed infrastructure services business to spin out from IBM ...

Light-based processors boost machine-learning processing ...

E4 Computer Engineering announces University of Pisa as the first customer of Ultrafast Storage, Totally Integrated (USTI), the new solution for high performance distributed block storage ...

Existing Northern Data bitcoin mining customer expands contract volume by more than 200 MW ...

Power XL Pro launched as new professional server based on AMD EPYC technology ...

Swinburne-led research team demonstrates world's fastest optical neuromorphic processor ...

Applications

Supercomputer models describe chloride's role in corrosion ...

HPC-AI Advisory Council to host HPC AI AC Conference in Japan on January, 26 ...

Insights through atomic simulation ...

Advanced materials in a snap ...

New data-driven global climate model provides projections for urban environments ...

Frequency data for stable power supply ...

Physicists observe competition between magnetic orders ...

UTSA Artificial Intelligence Consortium receives over $1 million in research funding ...

Entangling electrons with heat ...

NIO partners with NVIDIA to develop a new generation of automated driving electric vehicles ...

Navantia leverages Ansys' digital transformation solutions to design next-gen naval vessels ...

Engineering graduate student places second in international research competition ...

The Cloud

Covid-19 genome sequencing project gets major upgrade ...

IBM provides Harris-Stowe State University with $2 million in Artificial Intelligence and open hybrid Cloud technology resources to help students build modern skills ...

IBM and Avertra collaborate to drive digital transformation for energy & utilities clients with IBM Cloud ...

UJET CCaaS Cloud contact centre now available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace ...

Northern Data acquires data centre site in Northern Sweden fully powered by green energy

7 Jan 2021 Frankfurt Am Main - Northern Data AG acquires a data centre facility in Northern Sweden to meet massive customer demand. The site currently consists of six data centre halls on an area of 2,5 hectares and will now be further expanded by Northern Data following the acquisition.

Northern Data's new site is located in the Northern Swedish city of Boden, which has an average annual temperature of 1,3 degrees Celsius due to its location around 80 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle. The location is therefore ideal for passive energy-saving cooling of the HPC hardware.

In addition to the ideal HPC temperature conditions, the region in Northern Sweden is characterized by high connectivity and very cheap regional surplus electricity from renewable energy sources. The electricity for Northern Data's new site is 100 percent sourced from renewable energy, generated by hydropower plants in the region. The local hydropower plants have a capacity of about 4,5 gigawatts (GW), producing about 14 terawatt hours (TWh) per year, which is available to Northern Data at the lowest electricity prices in the EU.

Not least due to the cool air temperatures near the Arctic Circle, an excellent Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) value of 1,07 is achieved. The PUE value puts the total energy consumption of a data centre in relation to the energy consumption of the IT infrastructure. The closer the value is to 1,0, the more efficient the data centre. With a value of 1,07, Northern Data's future data centre is among the worldwide leaders and is well below the industry average of 1,67.

The site, which has won awards for its ultra-efficiency, meets the very highest requirements, with various ISO certifications and was completed by data centre operator Hydro66 only in 2019. Northern Data will start allocating hardware instantly due to the high demand from its customers and will continue to massively expand the site immediately.

Northern Data CEO Aroosh Thillainathan commented: "Due to the high demand for HPC capacity, we are constantly reviewing options to quickly secure additional sites through acquisitions in addition to building our own data centres. This allows us to further accelerate our growth. In view of this strategy, the new site in Northern Sweden is not only a real stroke of luck but also a significant expansion step for our company. Not only can we use it instantly, but we can also expand and develop it quite considerably, which we will do immediately. Our new site offers important advantages, such as lowest energy costs and ultra-efficiency, which will make it an important part of the Northern Data group going forward."

The acquisition of the entire data centre facility, including two operating companies and part of the team, is still subject to, among others, a successful due diligence process and will take place through the issuance of 21 million euro in shares, subject to a full lock-up period of two years, and a cash component of 4 million euro.

Source: Northern Data

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Primeur weekly 2021-01-11

Exascale supercomputing

Preparing an earthquake risk assessment application for exascale ...

Quantum computing

A bit too much: reducing the bit width of Ising models for quantum annealing ...

The world's first integrated quantum communication network ...

Focus on Europe

GBP 20 million funding boost for science supercomputer will drive science simulation and UK-wide innovation ...

Northern Data acquires data centre site in Northern Sweden fully powered by green energy ...

Research and Markets to issue report on High Performance Computing (HPC) Market by Component, Deployment Type, Organization Size, Server Prices Band, Application Area, and Region - Global Forecast to 2025 ...

Environmental researchers benefit from powerful supercomputer at Plymouth Marine Laboratory ...

Middleware

XSEDE welcomes new service providers ...

Hardware

IBM appoints Gary D. Cohn as Vice Chairman ...

IBM appoints Martin Schroeter as CEO of "NewCo" independent managed infrastructure services business to spin out from IBM ...

Light-based processors boost machine-learning processing ...

E4 Computer Engineering announces University of Pisa as the first customer of Ultrafast Storage, Totally Integrated (USTI), the new solution for high performance distributed block storage ...

Existing Northern Data bitcoin mining customer expands contract volume by more than 200 MW ...

Power XL Pro launched as new professional server based on AMD EPYC technology ...

Swinburne-led research team demonstrates world's fastest optical neuromorphic processor ...

Applications

Supercomputer models describe chloride's role in corrosion ...

HPC-AI Advisory Council to host HPC AI AC Conference in Japan on January, 26 ...

Insights through atomic simulation ...

Advanced materials in a snap ...

New data-driven global climate model provides projections for urban environments ...

Frequency data for stable power supply ...

Physicists observe competition between magnetic orders ...

UTSA Artificial Intelligence Consortium receives over $1 million in research funding ...

Entangling electrons with heat ...

NIO partners with NVIDIA to develop a new generation of automated driving electric vehicles ...

Navantia leverages Ansys' digital transformation solutions to design next-gen naval vessels ...

Engineering graduate student places second in international research competition ...

The Cloud

Covid-19 genome sequencing project gets major upgrade ...

IBM provides Harris-Stowe State University with $2 million in Artificial Intelligence and open hybrid Cloud technology resources to help students build modern skills ...

IBM and Avertra collaborate to drive digital transformation for energy & utilities clients with IBM Cloud ...

UJET CCaaS Cloud contact centre now available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace ...