Verne Global Iceland Data Centre
The Verne Global data centre located in Iceland is one of the most green data centres and cost efficient centres in the world. A wide variety of applications are using this data centre in order to work with big data and simulations. This centre is a highly secure facility with a very good network connectivity to the US and Europe. It is located on a former NATO base in Keflavik that is south-west of Iceland close to the international airport.
Due to the unique capabilities in Iceland the centre operations are very cost efficient. This low cost electricity for the centre is provides by the dual source power Grid from Iceland. It includes geo-thermal and hydroelectric power. The World Economic Forum ranks Iceland number two world-wide with respect to power reliability. Still the centre also has an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) in order to ensure that the usage is constant. The cooling in the centre is quite unique too since ambient air is used. Ambient air means the normal Icelandic air in the outdoor environment what humans and animals typically breathe.
There are a wide variety of users of the data centre. One well known user is the German car manufacturer BMW that uses the high performance computing resources in the data centre as described here. The Verne Global computing power is mostly used by BMW to simulate car crash tests and run computer aided design (CAD) tasks since 2012. BMW also uses storage in data centres in order to store the increasing amount of vehicle Information tat are transmitted over the Internet to Iceland.
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