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Containers Power Thor Datacenter in Iceland

The Thor Data Center in Iceland is hosting a new container-based supercomputer. As a collaboration of National High Performance Computing organisations of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Iceland, the new datacenter was designed with Green Computing in mind.

Due to growing power consumption, supercomputing costs are an increasing economic burden for researchers and their universities; however, Iceland is an attractive location, with powerful natural resources providing very low-cost electricity and cost-efficient cooling solutions.

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