Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, Data Storage
prnewswire | August 18, 2023
Pure Storage, the IT pioneer that delivers the world's most advanced data storage technology and services, today announced that Chungbuk Technopark, a regional innovation hub in Chungcheongbuk-do Province, has leveraged FlashBlade®, its unified fast file and object storage platform, to enhance the AI development environment it provides to local businesses by boosting storage data processing performance and significantly improving GPU usage.
Chungbuk Technopark is an innovation hub that supports growth and economic development in the Chungcheongbuk-do province ofSouth Korea, including a development environment for deep learning and machine learning that helps local companies develop AI products. To support AI initiatives, the company needed storage with AI-optimized performance, simple management, and that was easily upgradeable.
Chungbuk Technopark built its AI environment around the NVIDIA DGX A100 system. After comparing flash storage solutions, it selected Pure Storage FlashBlade for a seamless integration with its DGX systems, maximizing the efficiency and management of data used to develop and train AI technologies. Benefits that Pure Storage delivers to Chungbuk Technopark include:
Advanced AI development infrastructure:Chungbuk Technopark increased data processing performance twofold, improved the GPU server's data read speed, and expanded GPU usage from 30% to 80%—an increase of about 2.6x. It also enhanced performance, scalability, and data availability for the AI development environment, while also achieving a tenfold increase in reliability.
Zero downtime to meet a growing workload:FlashBlade allows Chungbuk Technopark to increase performance and capacity without any downtime or data migrations. This means more reliable service for companies that rely on the AI platform.
Simple, efficient storage management:With Pure's AI-powered full-stack storage management and monitoring software, Pure1®, Chungbuk Technopark's staff spends much less time and cost managing storage capacity and performance.
Pure Storage supports Chungbuk Technopark's efforts to help local companies innovate AI-enabled services and products. A promising beauty-tech startup, for example, uses the AI platform to analyze skin and scalp conditions and market customized beauty products. A fast-growing local startup successfully developed AI technology to analyze the movement of wild boars. This helps livestock farmers prevent African Swine Fever (ASF), a development that earned the company the 'H1 2022 Best Patent Award of Korea' by The Hankook Ilbo.
"With the introduction of Pure StorageFlashBlade, we have trained our AI models faster with 2x faster data read speeds. FlashBlade has paved the way for us to build a better AI development environment, enabling many companies in the region to achieve significant business results."-- Cheol-hong Kim, Digital Strategy, Team Leader, Chungbuk Technopark
"The advancement of the AI development environment ofChungbuk Technopark has helped many local businesses maximize the potential of AI and data and accelerate innovation. We will continue to collaborate with companies and institutions in Korea by providing modern all-flash storage infrastructure to efficiently meet the exploding data demands of the AI era."--Jaesung Yoo, Managing Director, Pure Storage Korea
About Pure Storage
Pure Storage uncomplicates data storage, forever. Pure delivers a cloud experience that empowers every organization to get the most from their data while reducing the complexity and expense of managing the infrastructure behind it. Pure's commitment to providing true storage as-a-service gives customers the agility to meet changing data needs at speed and scale, whether they are deploying traditional workloads, modern applications, containers, or more. Pure believes it can make a significant impact in reducing data center emissions worldwide through its environmental sustainability efforts, including designing products and solutions that enable customers to reduce their carbon and energy footprint. And with the highest Net Promoter Score in the industry, Pure's ever-expanding list of customers are among the happiest in the world.
Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, Windows Systems and Network
prnewswire | July 20, 2023
Midas Immersion Cooling, LLC ("Midas Immersion" or "Midas"), an industry leader in immersion cooling technology solutions for Bitcoin ("BTC") miners and Data Centers, with the largest deployed single-phase immersion cooling capacity of any manufacturer, announced today that it has entered into a long-term supply agreement (the "Agreement") with Riot Platforms, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) ("Riot"), an industry leader in BTC mining and Data Center hosting. Under the Agreement, Midas has secured an initial order of 200 megawatts (MW) of its latest generation of immersion cooling systems, as well as associated equipment and adiabatic coolers for Riot's Corsicana, Texas, operations. Midas designed the ASICE 2.0 immersion cooling systems in Texas, for manufacture in North America.
The Agreement provides delivery of the new immersion cooling systems by the end of 2023. Upon commissioning, the initial 200 MW of immersion cooling systems will bring the total deployed capacity of Midas immersion cooling systems to over 500 MW (0.5 GW).
Under the Agreement, Midas has also granted Riot the option to purchase up to 400 MW of additional ASICE 2.0 immersion cooling systems and ancillary equipment from Midas, on the same terms as the initial order. Assuming full exercise of Riot's option, the total worldwide deployed capacity of Midas immersion cooling systems would be in excess of 900 MW, upon commissioning. Riot may exercise the option, in whole or in part, through December 31, 2024.
"Midas is pleased to announce this landmark deal to continue as a trusted supplier to Riot," said Scott Sickmiller, CEO of Midas. "We remain committed to offering the best engineering, equipment performance, and customer support among immersion cooling providers."
"Riot is pleased to partner with Midas Immersion for our Corsicana Facility," said Jason Les, CEO of Riot. "Partnering with Midas will enhance Riot's approach in diversifying our immersion capabilities to ensure efficiency across our mining infrastructure, prolonging the life of our miners, while also increasing our ability to maintain low cost of power by eliminating the need for costly forced-air cooling."
About Midas Immersion Cooling
Midas Immersion Cooling is a leader in engineering design and integration of single-phase immersion cooling equipment solutions for ASIC miners and data servers. Midas Immersion's patented cooling tanks increase miner and server density, decrease power consumption, and significantly reduce cooling and infrastructure costs compared to traditional air-cooled environments.
About Riot Platforms, Inc.
Riot's vision is to be the world's leading Bitcoin-driven infrastructure platform. Our mission is to positively impact the sectors, networks, and communities that we touch. We believe that the combination of an innovative spirit and strong community partnership allows the Company to achieve best-in-class execution and create successful outcomes. Riot is a Bitcoin mining and digital infrastructure company focused on a vertically integrated strategy. The Company has data center hosting operations in central Texas, Bitcoin mining operations in central Texas, and electrical switchgear engineering and fabrication operations in Denver, Colorado.
Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, Windows Systems and Network
prnewswire | July 26, 2023
CoreWeave, a specialized cloud provider of large-scale GPU-accelerated workloads, today announced a new data center facility in Plano, Texas, to be fully operational by December 31, 2023. The $1.6 billion data center is CoreWeave's first facility in Texas and will support economic activity and job growth in the area.
"We are pleased to partner with Plano and the local community to open this cutting-edge data center and create new jobs," said CoreWeave CEO and Co-founder Michael Intrator. "The 450,000 square foot facility will help meet the unprecedented demand for high-performance cloud solutions for artificial intelligence, machine learning, pixel streaming and other emerging technologies that CoreWeave is uniquely positioned to deliver," said Intrator.
This news comes on the heels of continued growth for the company. Recently, CoreWeave announced the opening of a modern data center in New York City that provides ultra-low latency to over 20 million inhabitants across the metropolitan area. In April, CoreWeave announced a $221 million Series B round, followed by $200 million in Series B extension funding for a total of $421 million in capital raised for the round.
"With the demand for machine learning, AI and visual effects/rendering sharply rising, we are thrilled to partner with CoreWeave as the company invests in its first data center in Texas, capable of high-computing solutions for such specialized needs," said Mayor of Plano, John B. Muns.
Founded in 2017, CoreWeave is a specialized cloud provider, delivering a massive scale of GPU compute resources on top of the industry's fastest and most flexible infrastructure. CoreWeave builds cloud solutions for compute-intensive use cases — machine learning and AI, VFX and rendering, batch processing and pixel streaming — that are up to 35 times faster and 80% less expensive than the large, generalized public clouds.