Green Mountain is to host Hewlett Packard Enterprise's (HPE) artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure in two of its Norweigan data centers.

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Green Mountain is to host HPE hardware – Green Mountain

The specific data centers in question have not been shared, but Green Mountain currently has three data centers in Norway: SVG1 Rennesoy, RJU1 Jrukan and OSL1 Enebakk. Between the three facilities, the company has 195MW of IT capacity. A fourth data center, OSL2-Hamar is under construction and will be solely used by TikTok.

We are equipped to meet the booming demand from AI clients, as well as the requirements these customers have for performance and delivery time. Norway has the best conditions for hosting such installations in view of its power surplus, renewable electricity, and stable framework conditions,” said Green Mountain CEO Svein Atle Hagaseth.

Thomas Kraft, managing director at HPE Norway added: “Our customers are increasingly developing AI models to unlock breakthroughs. Partnering with Green Mountain, a leading provider of sustainable data services in Norway, will enable us to offer our global customers best-in-class AI and HPC capacity and accelerate their innovation journey, all powered by renewable energy."

Green Mountain said its data centers are adapted to accommodate the compute-intensive workloads with sufficient power supply, and liquid cooling.

In addition, the data centers are powered by renewable energy which will reduce their carbon footprint. The design plans for the data center were the result of collaboration between the two companies.

The company is also aiming to reuse the excess heat at its data centers, with one of its facilities set to provide heat to a nearby fish farm.

Green Mountain also has a data center in London, Lon1-East, and is constructing a facility in Frankfurt, Germany.

HPE has built six of the top 10 most energy-efficient supercomputers in the Green500 list, of which many are being used for AI.