Northern Data AG commissions its first data center in the Netherlands

Northern Data AG commissions its first data center in the Netherlands

-Due to the strong demand for high-performance computing infrastructure, major expansion steps have been taken

-More bases have been planned shortly before the test run

-By the end of the first quarter of 2021, it can reach 404 Petaflop (404 Gigabit floating point operations per second) computing power

First flexor ㄧ refers to high-performance computing (HPC) solutions provider Northern Data AG (XETRA: NB2, ISIN: DE000A0SMU87) is located debugging Maas The latest HPC data center near Tricht. This new facility will require one of the world’s largest graphics processing unit (GPU) clusters and will become the company’s first data center location in the European Union. The company will begin installing the first hardware for its GPU distributed computing cluster in early December. The GPU cluster is one of the most important expansion steps of Northern Data AG. It is expected to be expanded before the end of the first quarter of 2021 to achieve 404 Petaflop (FP64) computing power. With these capabilities, it will become one of the largest GPU clusters of its kind in the world. The world’s most powerful supercomputer is Japan’s “Fugaku”, which has 415 Petaflop computing power.

As CEO Aroosh Thillainathan commented: “With the steady and rapid expansion of our GPU cluster (now including our first base in Europe), we will do our best to satisfy the need for stable, reliable, cost-effective and high-performance computing infrastructure. Huge demand. In the past few months, our highly specialized team has completed excellent work, laying the foundation for future growth in a very short period of time. We are progressing smoothly, and thanks to the GPU cluster, we will launch as early as next year Provide HPC services in the fields of artificial intelligence, deep learning, research, and rendering for half a year, while providing the best scalability and the greatest time and cost efficiency.”

The cooling technology to be deployed in the data center in the Netherlands is based on the company’s self-developed air cooling system, which can provide excellent power usage efficiency (PUE) values ​​(1.05-1.04). The PUE value represents the ratio of the energy consumed by the computing device to the energy actually delivered to the computing device. A PUE value of 2.0 is considered general, 1.5 means high efficiency, and a value less than 1.2 means very efficient.

In addition to the proprietary cooling technology, the Maastricht data center will also utilize Northern Data’s own management software, which can document server hardware and quickly configure and debug. This software can automatically execute the entire process to continuously improve the operating parameters of the server and the entire HPC data center itself.

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This new facility in the Netherlands is the first of several new locations planned by Northern Data AG. Due to high demand, Northern Data AG also plans to establish HPC data centers in Germany, Scandinavia and Canada.