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Primeur weekly 2016-02-01

Crowd computing

The DATA4 Group has acquired a stake in Qarnot computing to support its development both in France and abroad ...

Quantum computing

A new quantum approach to big data ...

Focus on Europe

Bright Computing receives 1,5 million euro Horizon 2020 grant from the European Commission ...

Energy-saving minicomputers for the 'Internet of Things' ...

AppliedMicro selected as the exclusive server provider for the Horizon 2020-funded UniServer project ...

New GBP 20.4 million project set to transform UK pharmaceutical development and manufacturing ...

Swiss National Supercomputing Centre to organize the 2016 CSCS-USI Summer School ...

SISSA and ICTP Master in High Performance Computing to organize MHPC Workshop on High Performance Computing ...

Middleware

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Hardware

A step towards keeping up with Moore's Law ...

Nagaoka University of Technology selects SGI to deliver advanced information processing for students and researchers ...

SGI reports fiscal second quarter 2016 financial results ...

Tokyo Institute of Technology and Fujitsu achieve wireless transmission speeds of 56 Gbps, world's fastest ...

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Applications

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The Cloud

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The DATA4 Group has acquired a stake in Qarnot computing to support its development both in France and abroad


29 Jan 2016 Paris - DATA4 Group, a European data centre specialist, and Qarnot computing, a start-up that created the first radiators using computer processors as a heat source, have created a high-performance computing system that is unique on the market. The system combines the IT power that is concentrated in DATA4 data centres and the decentralised compute power created by the Qarnot digital heaters.

With this ingenious system the two companies are able to offer their clients "greener" and more efficient computing services and subsequently reach new targets.

As a strategic partner, DATA4 has acquired a stake in Qarnot's capital as a majority corporate shareholder. As such, DATA4 will support the start-up's growth in France and Europe. Owned by private equity investment firm, Colony Capital, DATA4 will support Qarnot as it deploys its digital radiators in HEQ, intelligent buildings.

The start-up, Qarnot, has developed a high-performance computing radiator called "Q.rad", whose heat source consists of computing microprocessors which are embedded inside the device. These microprocessors provide numerous companies that use simulation or digital animation - research centres, banks, animation studios, car manufacturers, etc. - with computing power in Cloud mode. The heat that they create as they operate allows offices and private houses to be heated for free in a more environmentally friendly way.

Thanks to this partnership, Qarnot will be able to offer its clients network and storage services in DATA4's ultra-secure data centres. During intensive computing, the load will be distributed across Qarnot's decentralised Cloud, "Q.rad".

For peak loads, Qarnot will turn to intensive computing platforms, hosted in the DATA4 data centres.

Finally, DATA4 clients will have easy access to the HPC resources produced by Qarnot's "Q.rad"s.

To ensure the optimum management of this hybrid system, Qarnot created "Q.ware", the software component for the management and distribution of the IT resources that it developed. This unique platform allows the optimum distribution of calculations between the centralised IT platform and the decentralised Cloud and, as such, ensures the high-quality management of computing capacities in terms of needs. DATA4 will rely on this know-how in order to integrate a software layer in its own hosting offers, increasing automation and flexibility.

Both DATA4 and Qarnot are committed to exploiting the heat created by IT calculations in housing and in data centres.

Thanks to its digital radiator and a decentralised computing system, Qarnot has reduced the carbon footprint of IT calculations by 75% and is already heating over one hundred homes in France.

DATA4 is also committed to numerous projects to exploit the heat produced by its data centres, for example by providing heat for agricultural greenhouses which will be built close to its Marcoussis site to the south of Greater Paris.

Olivier Micheli, CEO of the DATA4 Group, announced: "DATA4 and Qarnot are a perfect match. That's why they decided to join forces and create a solution that is unique to the market and which combines distributed computing capacities and central, ultra-connected hosting nodes. As such we are participating in the transformation of the data centre sector, making them faster, more efficient and more environmentally friendly with the aim of providing our clients with the best possible service."

Paul Benoit, CEO of Qarnot computing, added: "DATA4's acquisition of a stake in Qarnot will allow us to increase our growth in France and Europe and promote our 'Q.rad' and 'Q.ware' technology. Working alongside DATA4 will boost the move to the decentralised Cloud and green computing."
Source: DATA4 Group

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-02-01

Crowd computing

The DATA4 Group has acquired a stake in Qarnot computing to support its development both in France and abroad ...

Quantum computing

A new quantum approach to big data ...

Focus on Europe

Bright Computing receives 1,5 million euro Horizon 2020 grant from the European Commission ...

Energy-saving minicomputers for the 'Internet of Things' ...

AppliedMicro selected as the exclusive server provider for the Horizon 2020-funded UniServer project ...

New GBP 20.4 million project set to transform UK pharmaceutical development and manufacturing ...

Swiss National Supercomputing Centre to organize the 2016 CSCS-USI Summer School ...

SISSA and ICTP Master in High Performance Computing to organize MHPC Workshop on High Performance Computing ...

Middleware

Bright and Turkish solution provider BitNet celebrate joint customer win at FNSS ...

Hardware

A step towards keeping up with Moore's Law ...

Nagaoka University of Technology selects SGI to deliver advanced information processing for students and researchers ...

SGI reports fiscal second quarter 2016 financial results ...

Tokyo Institute of Technology and Fujitsu achieve wireless transmission speeds of 56 Gbps, world's fastest ...

Fujitsu and Socionext develop next-generation 56 Gbps transceiver circuit with world's lowest power consumption for optical communications between servers ...

Applications

NSF's iPlant Collaborative rebrands to CyVerse ...

IBM Watson health companies awarded five Best in KLAS designations ...

ANSYS unveils release 17.0 ...

Titan targets tumors ...

Supercomputer services give honey bee researchers critical insight ...

PPPL team wins 80 million processor hours on US' fastest supercomputer ...

The Cloud

IBM enhances LinuxONE for hybrid Cloud environments ...