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EcoDataCenter wins 6-year HPC contract with BMW

Written by Tue 21 Jul 2020

Automaker to send high-performance computing workloads to the Nordics

Sustainability-focused EcoDataCenter has penned a six-year agreement to supply HPC colocation to BMW.

The company’s flagship data centre in Falun will deliver 4MW of high-density capacity to the automotive giant through 2026.

“We are very happy and proud to have won this contract with BMW. The fact that BMW chooses us as a partner proves that we have an offer that attracts customers with very high demands,” commented Magnus Angermund, CMO EcoDataCenter.

“It feels good to be able to support BMW secure their HPC operations and at the same time strengthen their sustainability profile within IT,” he added.

EcoDataCenter’s Falun facility, which the company claims is the world’s first “climate-positive” data centre, is powered entirely by renewable energy, emits very little carbon dioxide and boasts energy efficiency of 1.15 PUE.

The Swedish-based colocation and HPC provider’s goal is to become the largest data centre player in the fast-growing Nordic market.

The region’s cool climate and amble supply of cost-efficient renewable energy makes it particularly well-suited to high-performance computing and blockchain data centres.

“We see a clear increasing demand for sustainable data centres. EcoDataCenter is very well positioned to receive more customers with the same high demands as BMW,” said Lars Schedin, CEO of EcoDataCenter.

“With our highly skilled team and our fantastic facilities, I look forward to the future. Our journey has just begun.”

High-performance computing involves processing data and performing complex calculations at high speeds.

Typically the preserve of governments and the scientific community, cloud computing has democratised the power of HPC, enabling companies like sports teams or banks to run advanced analytics and AI-powered simulations.

Written by Tue 21 Jul 2020

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