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Video: Moving HPC Workloads to Verne Global in Iceland

In this video, Tate Cantrell from Verne Global describes how the company is taking advantage of the nearly unlimited power and cooling available in Iceland for their datacenters running HPC workloads. “Whether deployed as stand-alone compute or used as an extension to existing in-house HPC infrastructure, hpcDIRECT from Verne Global offers a top specification (x86 and ARM), bare metal solution combining best-in-class design and an HPC optimised, low cost environment and location.”

Verne Global Steps up to G-10 Framework for Scientific Computing in the UK

Today HPC Cloud provider Verne Global announced that it has been approved by the Crown Commercial Service as a UK government supplier under the G-Cloud 10 (G10) framework. “From advances in AI and machine learning right through to breakthroughs in engineering, genetics and life sciences, HPC is critical to driving innovation and gathering intelligence,” said Spencer Lamb, Director of Research, at Verne Global. “The G-Cloud 10 certification of our hpcDIRECT platform provides the UK’s world-class science, technology, weather and medical research institutions with a technically excellent, highly scalable and environmentally sound alternative to running their applications in-house.”

Iceland’s Verne Global Steps up to run HPC & AI Workloads in the Cloud

In this video from the GPU Technology Conference, Bob Fletcher from Verne Global discusses why more and more HPC & AI workloads are moving to the company’s datacenters in Iceland. “Today’s computational environments are changing rapidly as more companies are looking to utilize HPC and intensive applications across an increasingly wide variety of industries. At Verne Global we have fully optimized our campus to meet the specific requirements of the international HPC community.”

Analytic Engineering Moves AI GPU Infrastructure to Verne Global in Iceland

Today HPC Cloud provider Verne Global announced that Analytic Engineering of Germany is moving their GPU infrastructure to Iceland. “At Verne Global’s campus, we can grow our business faster and apply more compute resources to our programs than at any other data center that we evaluated,” said Tobias Seifert, Co-CEO at Analytic Engineering. “This is a critical competitive advantage to us, as we look to deliver highly complex software solutions that enable our customers to iterate faster through applications driven by AI and Machine Learning.”

Verne Global Launches hpcDIRECT, an HPC as a Service Platform

Today Verne Global in Iceland announced hpcDIRECT, a powerful, agile and efficient HPC-as-a-service (HPCaaS) platform. hpcDIRECT provides a fully scalable, bare metal service with the ability to rapidly provision the full performance of HPC servers uncontended and in a secure manner.“With hpcDIRECT, we take the complexity and capital costs out of scaling HPC and bring greater accessibility and more agility in terms of how IT architects plan and schedule their workloads.”

New Subsea Cable Lowers Network Costs from Iceland to North America by 90%

The cost of moving HPC workloads to Iceland is coming down in a big way. Today Verne Global and Tele Greenland announced that the 12.4-Tbps upgrade to the Greenland Connect subsea cable system with three new 100-Gpbs connections into Verne Global’s Icelandic data center, is now complete. The upgraded network provides streamlined routing from Iceland to the New York City metro area, lower latency and up to 90% lower network costs. Tele Greenland has also invested in improving route security to ensure data integrity and protect cables from elemental factors.

DeepL Deployes 5 Petaflop Supercomputer at Verne Global in Iceland

Today Verne Global announced that DeepL has deployed its 5.1 petaFLOPS supercomputer in its campus in Iceland. Designed to support DeepL’s artificial intelligence driven, neural network translation service, this supercomputer is viewed by many as the world’s most accurate and natural-sounding machine translation service. “We are seeing growing interest from companies using AI tools, such as deep neural network (DNN) applications, to revolutionize how they move their businesses forward, create change, and elevate how we work, live and communicate.”

Bring your workloads to Iceland: Verne Global adds powerDIRECT+

Today Iceland-based co-hosting provider Verne Global announced powerDIRECT+, a reduced-cost compute environment engineered specifically for the next generation of power intensive computing. With the addition of powerDIRECT+, Verne Global has expanded its compute environments to equip CIOs with streamlined and cost-effective data center options, breaking the decades-old model of one-size-fits-all data center design.

Earlham Institute Moves HPC Workloads to Iceland

In this video, Dr Tim Stitt from the Earlham Institute describes why moving their HPC workload to Iceland made economic sense. Through the Verne Global datacenter, the Earlham Institute will have access to one of the world’s most reliable power grids producing 100% geothermal and hydro-electric renewable energy. As EI’s HPC analysis requirements continue to grow, Verne Global will enable the institute to save up to 70% in energy costs (based on 14p to 4p KWH rate and with no additional power for cooling, significantly benefiting the organization in their advanced genomics and bioinformatics research of living systems.

Earlham Institute Tests Green HPC from Verne Global in Iceland

“As more organizations turn to high performance computing to process large data sets, demand is growing for scalable and secure data centre solutions. The source, availability and reliability of the power grid infrastructure is becoming a critical factor in a data centre site selection decision,” said Jeff Monroe, CEO at Verne Global. “Verne Global is able to deliver EI a forward-thinking path for growth with a solution that combines unparalleled costs savings with operational efficiencies to support their data-intensive research.”