Bulk and NVIDIA facilitate cloud-like simplicity for AI workloads, avoid capital costs and accelerate carbon reduction goals.

Bulk Infrastructure has joined the NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Center Colocation Program as a European partner. The move brings the world’s most powerful AI system to Bulk’s 100% clean energy, state-of-the-art data center facilities in the Nordics.

Bulk is fast becoming the leading provider of HPC and AI colocation services in the Nordics and across Europe. Collaborating with NVIDIA through this program makes AI deployments even faster and easier. The rigorous certification program reinforces confidence that Bulk can meet stringent demands for high-specification hosting for advanced AI workloads, network fabric and facilities engineering requirements.

“This collaboration is an important step to meet the rising triple challenges of cost, performance and sustainability facing AI and HPC,” states Rob Elder, vice president of Bulk Data Centers. 

Elder recently spoke to these challenges as part of NVIDIA’s leading AI conference, GTC ‘21, in a pre-recorded virtual session titled Harvest the Power of the Nordics for your AI & HPC Workloads with Bulk Infrastructure’s Sustainable Solutions (available 12 April at 5:00 p.m. GMT; free registration required). “Even in the face of the explosive growth we are seeing in AI and HPC, finite budgets and mounting pressures toward 100% renewable energy will continue to dominate discussions around implementation,” he said.

NVIDIA DGX™ systems deliver the world’s leading solutions for enterprise AI infrastructure at scale. NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU delivers unprecedented acceleration at every scale to power the world’s highest-performing elastic data centers for AI, data analytics, and HPC. A100 is the engine of the NVIDIA data center platform, providing up to 20X higher performance over the prior generation and can be partitioned into seven GPU instances to dynamically adjust to shifting demands. Available in 40GB and 80GB memory versions, A100 80GB debuts the world’s fastest memory bandwidth at over 2 terabytes per second (TB/s) to run the largest models and datasets.

“AI workloads require purpose-built, enterprise-grade infrastructure that enables businesses  to efficiently scale AI training, inference and data science workloads,”” said Tony Paikeday senior director of AI systems at NVIDIA. “The NVIDIA DGX-Ready data centre program helps customers around the world accelerate their success by combining DGX-based infrastructure with world-class facilities optimized for the unique demands of AI.”

The DGX-Ready news followed the announcement of Bulk’s partnership with Endor, Iceland’s leading provider of 100 percent renewable hybrid IT solutions, on a suite of data center, hardware and financial services.

With massive growth in AI, HPC and the use of data, scaling your data center infrastructure to meet this challenge in a flexible but sustainable way is essential. Driving down the long-term Carbon and Cost impact of Data processing is more important than ever before. Bulk Infrastructure’s tailored solutions can help you meet these challenges using the Nordics highly resilient grid and renewable energy to power ultra-scalable, green data center solutions.

Bulk takes the sustainability and business value of the Nordic data center to the next level, serving as an ideal partner for power-intensive data processing needs. With green-powered data center locations that offer enhanced power resilience, scalability and flexibility, Bulk Data Centers ensures the most demanding AI and HPC workloads run with the utmost availability, cost efficiency and responsiveness. This commitment, combined with the company’s decades of insight and expert in-house engineering and service teams, cements its capabilities as a trusted advisor to cloud service providers, enterprises, hyperscalers and more. 

To learn more about Bulk Data Centers, please visit www.bulkinfrastructure.com.