Verne Global at the Asbru Enterprise Park in Keflavik, Iceland, has been enlisted by BMW to run the German car manufacturer’s powerful data roaming supercomputers, which will be used by BMW engineers for the designing of new automobiles.
BMW representatives state that Iceland is the perfect place to house its supercomputers due to the country’s unlimited renewable energy, cool temperatures, and reliable communications.
The Asbru Enterprise Park has been redeveloped from the abandoned North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) air force base, originally closed in 2006 – Verne Global holds a centre converted from ammunition storage depots.
The data centre’s use Iceland’s vast supply of hydroelectric and geothermal energy, and also takes advantage of the country’s cool climate, which allows for free cooling all year round. Modular specialist Colt customized the data centre’s hall design, equipping it with cooling modules that allow to cool servers using air from outside the data centre.
For further information about data hosting at the Asbru Enterprise Park, visit http://asbru.is/english/.