GPU AI cloud taps Norway hydropower


Nscale has launched a sustainable high-performance GPU cloud in Norway using AMD chips and hydroelectric power.

Nscale is a vertically integrated GPU cloud spun out from Arkon Energy, a 300MW Data Centre and Hosting business in North America and the N1 Glomfjord data centre is one of the world’s first AMD technology-focused cloud service providers.

The low cost of the renewable energy in northern Norway makes the site one of the most cost-efficient for LLM and AI training hubs in the world.

Nscale owns and operates the full AI stack from its modular data centres to its high-performance compute clusters, allowing it to optimise each layer of the stack for performance and cost efficiency.

By using the enhanced memory bandwidth and capacity of the AMD Instinct MI300X accelerators and ROCm open ecosystem, Nscale can provide LLM and GenAI workloads for companies from startups to large enterprises for AI, deep learning, and big data analytics.

“Over the coming years, AI will proliferate into every enterprise, product, and service, driving unprecedented demand for AI infrastructure. By combining cutting-edge technology from AMD with Norway’s abundant, low-cost energy, we are offering a next-gen AI Cloud platform that is not only powerful but also sustainable and cost-effective,” said Josh Payne Co-Founder and CEO of Nscale.

“Nscale’s mission is to democratise high-performance computing to unleash the potential of AI. Our 100% renewable AI Cloud Services platform is vertically integrated from the power connection to the cloud, providing sustainable, high-performance, and low-cost compute for Enterprises, Research Institutions and AI Startups alike.”

“At AMD, we believe in the transformative power of AI and are excited to work with Nscale to deliver cloud instances of the AMD Instinct MI300X accelerator,” said Andrew Dieckmann, corporate vice president and general manager, AMD Instinct Business. “Through Nscale’s AI Cloud Services platform, the MI300X will deliver highly competitive Generative AI inferencing performance, leveraging the AMD ROCm open software ecosystem to enable a compelling TCO advantage to other market alternatives.”

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