Intel publishes a case study about Advania Thor Data Center

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The Advania Thor Data Center (AT/DC) allows the academic community of Sweden, Denmark and Norway to remotely share the data center‘s services.

Located in Reykjavik, the Advania Thor Data Center uses powerful natural resources and cost-efficient natural air cooling. Its high-performance computing (HPC) platform consists of 288 HP ProLiant BL280c G6 servers powered by Intel® Xeon® processors 5600 series. This innovative facility provides a new model for shared, energy cheap and energy-efficient HPC resources, potentially changing the future delivery of computing services.

The AT/DC is a 28,000 square foot facility and is one of the most energy efficient data centers in the world. Using free-cooling elements, power utilisation is extremely efficient.

The data center is powered by clean, renewable hydroelectric and geothermal energy sources and offers a unique value proposition for companies who require a reliant and cost effective hosting service in a 100 percent green, zero-carbon footprint environment.

Technology giant Intel recently published a detailed case-study about the Advania Thor Data Center. This case study can be viewed via:
http://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/case-studies/it-efficiency-xeon-5600-advania-thor-study.pdf