GIGABYTE and Northern Data AG Agree to Develop HPC Data Centers

 

Tai­pei, Tai­wan, August 12th 2020 – GIGABYTE Tech­no­lo­gy, (TWSE: 2376), an indus­try lea­der in high-per­for­mance ser­vers and work­sta­tions, today is announ­cing a part­ners­hip with Ger­man based Nort­hern Data AG, one of the world’s lar­gest pro­vi­ders of High-Per­for­mance Com­pu­ting (HPC) solu­ti­ons, to deve­lop dis­tri­bu­t­ed com­pu­ting in Nort­hern Data’s data cen­ters. The­se data cen­ters with GIGABYTE built HPC ser­vers will be loca­ted in the Nor­dics and mana­ged by Nort­hern Data.

GIGABYTE has more than 30 years of engi­nee­ring exper­ti­se and suc­cess sto­ries in the deve­lo­p­ment and pro­duc­tion of ser­ver solu­ti­ons that cover a myri­ad of uses from AI ser­vers to GPU den­se ser­vers to sci­en­ti­fic com­pu­ting ser­vers and more. The suc­cess that GIGABYTE’s ser­vers and work­sta­tions have had attri­bu­tes to the qua­li­ty and resi­li­en­cy inherent in the deve­lo­p­ment of manu­fac­tu­ring pro­ces­ses, while also lis­tening to cus­to­mer needs to pro­du­ce best-fit solutions.

At Nort­hern Data, a team of AI deve­lo­p­ment and dis­tri­bu­t­ed com­pu­ting experts pri­de them­sel­ves in an archi­tec­tu­re of cus­tom soft­ware and hard­ware solu­ti­ons that is effi­ci­ent, reli­able and power­ful using the latest CPU and GPU tech­no­lo­gies. Nort­hern Data has pro­ven that their high­ly effi­ci­ent mobi­le con­tai­ners fit in dif­fe­rent, chal­len­ging ope­ra­ting envi­ron­ments for data cen­ters. Nort­hern Data is using the data cen­ters for AI, big data ana­ly­tics, block­chain app­li­ca­ti­ons and more, run­ning on GIGABYTE ser­vers with Nort­hern Data pro­prie­ta­ry soft­ware to leverage mas­si­ve par­al­lel pro­ces­sing capa­bi­li­ties of GPU clusters.

In order to build high per­for­mance data cen­ters for the future, Nort­hern Data and GIGABYTE will work hand in hand on HPC sys­tems that are bench­mar­ked against strict cri­te­ria and pur­po­sed for a wide ran­ge of end use cases. GIGABYTE will sup­ply all key com­pon­ents and build the sys­tems for Nort­hern Data, who will be con­duc­ting per­for­mance tests to ensu­re that the sys­tems meet Nort­hern Data’s tech­ni­cal requi­re­ments. Once the sys­tems are deploy­ed at Nort­hern Data’s data cen­ters, they will be hand­ling workloads in Vir­tu­al Machi­nes (VM) for AI and 3D app­li­ca­ti­ons, among other workloads such as game strea­ming. To bet­ter ful­ly uti­li­ze the data cen­ter ser­vers when com­pu­te demand is on a redu­ced level, such as during off-peak hours, the dis­tri­bu­t­ed com­pu­ting archi­tec­tu­re will pro­vi­de fle­xi­ble con­text swit­ching, which in turn allo­ca­tes ser­ver resour­ces to block­chain app­li­ca­ti­ons. This approach pre­vents the ser­ver sys­tems from sit­ting unde­ruti­li­zed and enab­les them to incre­a­se return on investment.

Aroosh Thil­lai­nathan, CEO of Nort­hern Data AG, says: “The demand for HPC is boo­m­ing; the ren­de­ring and AI sec­tors are enor­mous growth mar­kets. We are plea­sed to have GIGABYTE tech­no­lo­gy on board as our deve­lo­p­ment part­ner to dri­ve for­ward tho­se kinds of HPC app­li­ca­ti­ons that go far bey­ond block­chain. We have alrea­dy worked tog­e­ther on various GPU-based HPC pro­jects, as we belie­ve GIGABYTE’s ser­vers are among the best hard­ware for HPC in the world.”

Tho­mas Yen, Sales and BDM at GIGABYTE Tech­no­lo­gy goes on to say: “We are plea­sed to now offi­cial­ly announ­ce our part­ners­hip with Nort­hern Data. We see gre­at poten­ti­al in our joint­ly desi­gned GPU clus­ters. We are exci­ted to work clo­se­ly with Nort­hern Data as a stra­te­gic part­ner and high-poten­ti­al cus­to­mer in the field of HPC.”

For more infor­ma­ti­on, plea­se email GIGABYTE Tech­no­lo­gy at server.grp@gigabyte.com.

About GIGABYTE:
GIGABYTE is an engi­neer, visio­na­ry, and lea­der in the world of tech that uses its hard­ware exper­ti­se, paten­ted inno­va­tions, and indus­try lea­ders­hip to crea­te, inspi­re, and advan­ce. Renow­ned for over 30 years of award-win­ning excel­lence in mother­boards and gra­phics cards, GIGABYTE is a cor­ner­stone in the HPC com­mu­ni­ty, pro­vi­ding busi­nes­ses with ser­ver and data cen­ter exper­ti­se to acce­le­ra­te their suc­cess. At the fore­front of evol­ving tech­no­lo­gy, GIGABYTE is devo­ted to inven­ting smart solu­ti­ons that enab­le digi­ta­liz­a­ti­on from edge to cloud, and allow cus­to­mers to cap­tu­re, ana­ly­ze, and trans­form digi­tal infor­ma­ti­on into eco­no­mic data that can bene­fit huma­ni­ty and “Upgrade Your Life”. Plea­se visit https://www.gigabyte.com/ for more information.

About Nort­hern Data:
Nort­hern Data AG builds and offers glo­bal infra­st­ruc­tu­re solu­ti­ons in the field of High-Per­for­mance Com­pu­ting (HPC), offe­ring solu­ti­ons in the fiel­ds of machi­ne lear­ning and arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence, big data ana­ly­tics, block­chain app­li­ca­ti­ons, game strea­ming and others. Ope­ra­ting inter­na­tio­nal­ly the Com­pa­ny evol­ved from the mer­ger of Ger­man Nort­hern Bit­coin AG and Ame­ri­can Whin­stone US, Inc. and is now a reco­gni­zed lea­der in the pro­vi­si­on of HPC solu­ti­ons world­wi­de. The Com­pa­ny offers HPC solu­ti­ons, both sta­tio­na­ry in lar­ge sta­te-of-the-art data cen­ters as well as in high-tech mobi­le data cen­ters, which can be loca­ted at any loca­ti­on world­wi­de. In doing so, it com­bi­nes self-deve­lo­ped soft­ware and hard­ware with intel­li­gent con­cepts for sus­tainab­le ener­gy sup­ply. In Texas, Nort­hern Data is run­ning the lar­gest HPC data cen­ter in the USA and, at the same time, the world’s lar­gest dedi­ca­ted HPC faci­li­ty. Plea­se visit https://northerndata.de/ for more information.