Kao Data and Scan drive dedicated HPC and AI ecosystem

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Kao Data and Scan Business have established a dedicated HPC and AI ecosystem for advanced computing users who utilise NVIDIA’s latest generation hardware.

Scan Business – which provisions and manages NVIDIA based technologies and created the Scan AI ecosystem – will work with DGX-Ready data centre provider Kao Data to allow organisations to acquire, install, power and maintain the latest high-density NVIDIA DGX and GPU accelerated hardware.

Their work will deliver technologies and high-performance connectivity solutions for the financial services, life sciences and pharmaceuticals sectors.

“Our alliance with Scan will form an integral pillar in our continuing efforts to provide a unique and world class service to intensive computing users,” said Spencer Lamb, VP at Kao Data. “This partnership delivers a seamless, straight-forward, end-to-end service within a large-scale computing enabled ecosystem for all organisations looking to embrace the benefits of HPC and AI.”

Marnie Sutton, director of enterprise GPU at Scan Computing ,commented: “This new partnership with Kao Data builds on our established credentials in HPC and AI to deliver supported hardware solutions, from across our ecosystem, in a secure and NVIDIA-certified data centre environment.”

Kao Data confirmed its NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Center status in May and in July it committed to ditch diesel at its facilities as part of its net zero by 2030 target.

Supporting further developments in advanced computing and sustainability, in October New Zealand's Infratil – which owns  CDC Data Centres in Australia – took a stake in Kao Data.

Investing "£120-£130 million", Kao Data said the funds will enable it "to deliver multi-site services for its clients and expand potential capacity to circa 55MW, while delivering long-term trusted operations for clients' mission-critical infrastructure”.