Atos and HDF energy to develop the first green hydrogen datacenter



Paris, February 25, 2021,

Atos and HDF Strength now announce their prepare to establish a entire stop-to-stop extended-term alternative to offer datacenters with inexperienced hydrogen created by renewable energy. The new alternative by Atos and HDF will be the to start with accessible on the market place for datacenters with significant energy consuming workloads, with the aim to demonstrate, in 2023, a to start with full generation heart operated making use of inexperienced hydrogen.

Atos will give a entire stop-to-stop inexperienced datacenter alternative by building and furnishing the hardware, software package and integration expert services that make it feasible to exploit the energy developed by inexperienced hydrogen so that it can be used in datacenters. This includes making use of the most innovative Synthetic Intelligence (AI) technologies to improve energy consumption. HDF Strength will offer a energy plant, which will give predictable and agency energy thanks to its significant-run gas cells. These cells will be run by inexperienced hydrogen derived from photovoltaic or wind farms.

A significant technological obstacle

Datacenters have significant energy desires, work 24/7, 365 days a 12 months, and are not able to encounter the slightest energy flaw. Hence, the tactic taken by Atos and HDF is specifically bold, as by its incredibly nature, solar or wind energy is clean but intermittent, variable in its generation and unpredictable, generating it an unstable energy.
At a time when datacenter energy consumption is becoming a essential challenge and it is vital to look at new energy styles, this new alternative from Atos and HDF will help datacenter operators and cloud operators to anticipate opportunity upcoming constraints established by regulation authorities and offer a sustainable but trusted alternative to their shoppers, with no compromise on their organization.

Combining expertise to lower the carbon footprint

Atos’ alternative includes a software package layer to forecast the datacenter’s energy consumption desires and adapt the resource (inexperienced hydrogen) accordingly. This complex course of action is not only based on the datacenter’s exercise and size but also usually takes into account external data from the ecosystem, these types of as temperature forecasting. To this, Atos provides its HPC expertise – an place in which it, as the leading supercomputer manufacturer in Europe, has several groundbreaking improvements which restrict the energy consumption of its methods[1].

Thanks to its expertise in significant-energy hydrogen technologies, HDF has produced a new sort of energy plant which is fully stable, non-polluting and aggressive, when compared to fossil gas turbines. The availability constraints of the datacenter will be incorporated in the style of Renewstable® and will help HDF to offer the maximum level of service for the most demanding shoppers.

“We are constantly seeking to establish alternatives to leverage our possess sustainable journey towards decarbonization and to assistance our consumers in theirs. In this point of view, the alternative to be produced by Atos and HDF will be the to start with alternative accessible on the market place that will help a full generation datacenter with incredibly demanding workloads to be operated making use of inexperienced hydrogen. This meets the expectations not only of operators, but also of the market place and general public authorities.” states Arnaud Bertrand, SVP, Head of Tactic and Innovation for Massive Info & Protection at Atos.

We are incredibly psyched to establish the to start with-of-its-variety inexperienced datacenter with Atos. HDF is a pioneer in hydrogen-energy and it is incredibly essential for us to demonstrate that our Hydrogen-to-Ability alternatives are suitable for shoppers with a strategic require for a trusted energy offer. This even more advancement into the digital sector, exactly where energy consumption is increasing every single working day, opens up a sizeable worldwide market place for us. The HDF-Atos partnership offers the to start with one of a kind and sustainable infrastructure for this enormous market place.” states Damien Havard, CEO at HDF.

This initiative signifies a new and significant milestone in Atos’ Net Zero 2028 decarbonization ambition. In 2020, Atos has by now accelerated its datacenter decarbonization application with encouraging progress in energy performance, which has materialized into a fifteen% lower of worldwide energy consumption of Atos datacenters compared to 2019. In addition, carbon-absolutely free and renewable energy now energy 55% of all of Atos datacenters (compared to 32% in 2019). Additionally, since 2014, Atos has been furnishing carbon neutral web hosting expert services to its consumers by offsetting 100% of its datacenters’ emissions. Atos also a short while ago signed the Local climate Neutral Datacenter Pact jointly with 35 other providers and associations from across Europe, emphasizing the industry’s contribution to the ‘European Green Deal’.

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[1] This kind of as its patented Immediate Liquid Coolling (DLC)  solution, which minimizes worldwide energy consumption in its supercomputers by making use of heat drinking water up to 40°C and its Smart Strength Administration Suite, portion of its HPC Software package Suite, which is used to deal with energy while optimizing overall performance, to make certain that clients’ HPC methods are as energy efficient as feasible with a confined carbon footprint.

 

About Atos
Atos is a worldwide leader in digital transformation with a hundred and five,000 staff members and yearly revenue of above € eleven billion. European quantity just one in cybersecurity, cloud and significant-overall performance computing, the Group provides tailored stop-to-stop alternatives for all industries in seventy one nations around the world. A pioneer in decarbonization expert services and goods, Atos is committed to a protected and decarbonized digital for its consumers. Atos operates underneath the models Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), mentioned on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The function of Atos is to assistance style the upcoming of the details area. Its expertise and expert services assistance the advancement of awareness, schooling and study in a multicultural tactic and contribute to the advancement of scientific and technological excellence. Across the environment, the Group permits its shoppers and staff members, and members of societies at large to live, function and establish sustainably, in a harmless and protected details area.

Atos Press speak to
Lucie Duchateau – [email protected] – +33 ()7 62 85 35 ten

About HDF
HDF Strength is a worldwide pioneer in hydrogen energy. HDF develops and operates significant-capability Hydrogen-to-Ability energy plants to give continuous or on-need energy from renewable energies merged with significant-energy gas cells.

HDF has produced two styles of multi-megawatt energy plants:

  • Renewstable® (Ability TO Ability): stable energy generation from an intermittent renewable resource making use of domestically developed inexperienced hydrogen.
  • Hypower® (Gas TO Ability): On-need energy generation from inexperienced hydrogen from gasoline transportation networks.

HDF has integrated its essential gas cell expertise in and will fee the world’s to start with mass generation plant for these significant-energy gas cells in France, underneath the brand name HDF Market. In addition to energy, HDF Market will also tackle the rail and maritime markets. HDF is consequently positioned as a potent accelerator in energy transition by furnishing non-intermittent renewable energy, completely adapted to the networks and on-need, which can access up to 100% of the energy blend.

HDF Press speak to
Annick Latour – [email protected] – +33 ()5 56 77 eleven eleven