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Compute North to expand colocation campus in Nebraska

19 February 2021 | Abigail Opiah


Compute North is set to expand its TIER 0TM colocation and computing campus in Kearney, Nebraska.

The expansion will see an additional 70MW of infrastructure to its customers including Foundry Digital LLC, Bit Digital, Inc. (BTBT), and several other players in the bitcoin mining space. 

As part of Compute North’s ongoing projects, the expansion will feature the installation of next-generation containers, including Compute North’s first GPU computing module.

“As a testament to Compute North’s significant growth, its expansion in Kearney represents the company’s next step in ‘Mining 2.0,’ that requires the ability to effectively manage mining and data centre operations, combined with market expertise to actively manage power costs,” said Dave Perrill, co-founder and CEO of Compute North.

“In addition, the Kearney community’s quality labour environment is certain to engender customer confidence, and we’re excited for the growth that our site expansion will bring to the local economy.”

Construction on the expansion has already started and the first new customers are expected to be online in March, according to the company.

“The expansion of Compute North provides the opportunity to grow their existing operations by almost three times in Kearney’s Tech oNE Crossing technology park. Data centre projects like Compute North are a result of quality partnerships,” said Darren Robinson, President of the Economic Development Council of Buffalo County.

“I am thankful for the leadership and support from Compute North, the City of Kearney, Nebraska Public Power District, the EDC of Buffalo County Board of Directors and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.”  

Compute North’s infrastructure allows it to act as a full-service solution for customers looking to minimise costs and maximise ROI in a stable environment.

“We are thrilled to continue to grow our partnership with Compute North.  We are honoured to be a valued component of building cutting edge computing solutions in heartland of America,” said Tom Kent, President and CEO of the Nebraska Public Power District.