“I’m thrilled that our quest to source low carbon power has led us to Iceland,” said Cully uiu Cavness, Crusoe’s Co-Founder and President. “This partnership with atNorth allows us to bring the concentrated energy demand of compute infrastructure directly to the source of clean, renewable geothermal and hydro energy.”
Minimizing the environmental impact
“It is very important to atNorth that we are collaborating with companies that share our approach to sustainability,” said E. Magnús Kristinsson, CEO of atNorth. “Crusoe’s commitment to maximize their compute while minimizing their environmental impact made them a perfect fit.”
The atNorth ICE02 site leverages more than 80MW of power benefiting from the sustainable geothermal and hydro energy produced in Iceland. The country also benefits from low latency networks and fully redundant connectivity to customer bases in North America and Europe via multiple undersea fiber optic cables.
“AI and machine learning are driving the demand for data centers to grow at a record rate,” said Chris Dolan, Crusoe’s Chief Data Center Officer. “We’re excited about our initial commitment to atNorth and look forward to potentially expanding capacity even more in the future.”
The news follows atNorth’s recent acquisition of Gompute, a leading provider of High-Performance Computing (HPC) and data center services, and the announcement of three new sites, FIN04 in Kouvola, Finland, FIN02 in Helsinki, Finland and DEN01 in Copenhagen, Denmark.