Intelligent Data Centres Issue 42 - Page 59

Digital Realty partners with G-Core Labs and Graphcore to accelerate AI deployment on PlatformDIGITAL

G-Core Labs and Graphcore effectively eliminates the complexity and lengthy deployment cycles associated with AI infrastructure , giving data professionals the space and tools needed to innovate and address some of society ’ s most significant challenges , all with a flexible platform that scales .”

Digital Realty – a global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data centres , colocation and interconnection solutions – has announced its partnership with G-Core Labs , a European cloud and Edge provider , and Graphcore , a British

WORKING WITH PARTNERS LIKE G-CORE LABS AND DIGITAL REALTY ALLOWS US TO DELIVER LEADING-EDGE AI COMPUTE THAT IS EASILY ACCESSIBLE , HIGHLY FLEXIBLE AND EXTREMELY COST-EFFECTIVE .
semiconductor manufacturer , to support the future of Artificial Intelligence ( AI ) deployment at scale with a new AI-ready infrastructure solution .
G-Core Labs will deploy in Digital Realty ’ s AMS5 data centre , a 16 MW facility located in its Schiphol campus in Amsterdam – a site that ’ s continually being invested in as a result of increasing demand . The facility , which can support ultra-high-power density , makes use of ground water cooling , recycles waste heat and runs on 100 % clean energy – like the rest of Digital Realty ’ s European portfolio .
By deploying in AMS5 , one of the most highly connected facilities in continental Europe , customers will gain access to several densely populated connected data communities including 800 + enterprises , 700 + network service providers and 600 + cloud and IT providers , via its global platform , PlatformDIGITAL .
“ As AI adoption continues to rise steadily across the globe , businesses require infrastructure that ’ s fit-for-purpose ,” said Tony Bishop , SVP , Enterprise , Platform & Solutions , Digital Realty . “ The solution we ’ ve created in collaboration with
Powered by Graphcore ’ s Intelligence Processing Unit ( IPU ) – one the world ’ s most sophisticated processors designed specifically to manage AI workloads – the AI-as-a-Service solution provides customers with the compute necessary to run substantial AI projects at scale in the cloud , supporting businesses across a wide range of industries , including finance , healthcare , manufacturing and scientific research and maximising Return of Investment ( ROI ) at every stage of their AI adoption journey , from proof of concept to deployment .
“ We created Graphcore and our Intelligence Processing Unit ( IPU ) to help accelerate innovation in AI ,” said Nigel Toon , Co-founder and CEO , Graphcore . “ Working with partners like G-Core Labs and Digital Realty allows us to deliver leading-edge AI compute that is easily accessible , highly flexible and extremely cost-effective . Having a strong cloud compute offering in Europe also lets us meet the data sovereignty needs of our rapidly growing European customer base .”
“[ Recently ], we launched the first server cluster of our IPU-based AI cloud in Luxembourg – the country where our company is headquartered ,” said Andre Reitenbach , CEO , G-Core Labs . “ However , we don ’ t intend to stop there and are already launching together with Digital Realty and Graphcore a second cluster in Amsterdam . We plan to further expand our AI infrastructure in Europe and beyond . We have everything we need to do this : a powerful cloud , a globally distributed network and first-class partners .” �
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