Kao Data and Scan drive dedicated HPC and AI ecosystem
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.”
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”.