Colovore plans 9 MW liquid-cooled AI data center in Santa Clara

Colovore plans 9 MW liquid-cooled AI data center in Santa Clara

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The new facility is immediately adjacent to its existing data center at 1101 Space Park Drive and will provide an additional 9 MW of liquid-cooled, high-density colocation capacity with standard capacities of 50 kW per rack for customers deploying artificial intelligence applications. , machine learning and big data and servers.

“When we opened our doors in 2013, touting 20kW per cabinet in our Phase 1, many thought ‘power density’ wasn’t a big deal at the time,” said Sean Holzknecht, president and co. -founder of Colovore.

“We now support thousands of AI and GPU systems for Fortune 500 companies to Silicon Valley start-ups, in hundreds of cabinets each consuming 15-50kW per cubicle. The bottom line is that this data, and all these amazing AI and big data platforms, is really thirsty. The AI ​​revolution is here and simply put, these servers demand purpose-built, liquid-cooled, high-density colocation environments and we look forward to continuing to deliver these innovative solutions to our customers.

In line with other Colovore facilities, the new site was designed to provide the highest cabinet power densities, with each cabinet being liquid-cooled. Specifically, the new facility will include

50 KW of standard power per cabinet customizable up to 250 kW per cabinet for direct liquid cooling deployments.

It will also offer robust liquid cooling via rear door heat exchangers and direct liquid cooling connections, a colocation PUE of 1.1, flexible and scalable deployment options with a minimum commitment of just 10kW per cabinet but built-in scalability to 50kW in the same cabinet, customizable private environments for commitments above 1MW, and data center floor loading of 3,000+ lbs per cabinet.

“Companies of all sizes and in all industry verticals continue to deploy more and more compute-intensive servers and they want to optimize those deployments and those IT footprints,” said Colovore co-founder Ben Coughlin.

“Our high-density data centers allow customers to fill their racks from top to bottom with the robust power and cooling infrastructure we offer. This reduces the total amount of space required, resulting in much lower monthly operating costs and capital expenditures, while dramatically increasing the efficiency and scalability of IT operations. What client wants to be forced to rent and pay for a 5,000 square foot office if all they really need is 1,000 square feet? »

The first phase of construction is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2024.

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