Why the next generation of supercomputers will (need to) be built with open hardware and software: an introduction

Editor’s note: last summer, I was kindly invited to contribute to a book called ‘Faster than the future’, commissioned by the Digital Future Society, a programme supported by the Government of Spain in collaboration with Mobile World Capital Barcelona that seeks to ‘build an inclusive, equitable and sustainable future in the digital era’. I wrote […]

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London-based Verne Global gets $27 million to expand Icelandic data center campus

Verne Global, a London-based provider of data center solutions for high performance computing (HPC), has raised $27 million to expand its Icelandic data center campus, which was founded in 2012. All existing investors – the Wellcome Trust, Novator Partners, Stefnir and General Catalyst – participated in the round. The funding and campus expansion allows the […]

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French startup Qarnot bags €6 million Series B for sustainable cloud computing technology that heats buildings and water

Qarnot Computing, a French company developing sustainable high performance computing (HPC), has raised a €6 million Series B round from Banque des Territoires, Caisse des Dépôts, Engie Rassembleur d’Énergies, A/O PropTech, and Groupe Casino. A combination of climate tech and cloud computing, Qarnot sells cloud computing capacity to clients. When its computer servers generate heat, […]