DGX-Ready Data Center Status Certifies Kao Data’s Capability to Support NVIDIA GPUs

Data center operator Kao Data has become NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Center certified. The certification would highlight Kao Data’s expertise in delivering customized architectures for co-located high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI) and supercomputing data center environments.

The DGX-Ready Data Center designation confirms Kao Data’s capacity to handle and host the latest NVIDIA GPU advancements, such as the NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU, which the company is witnessing more use of through its work with customers in Cambridge and the UK Innovation Corridor. Take, for example, NVIDIA’s DGX SuperPOD, which provides digital underpinnings for machine learning and deep learning technologies.

“DGX-Ready Data Center architectures are quickly changing both the dynamics and capabilities of data centers built for HPC, AI and supercomputing,” said Gérard Thibault, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Kao Data. “From inception, Kao Data was precision engineered to deliver a dedicated, robust and resilient environment for intensive computing. Whether a solo DGX system, or something far larger like the acclaimed NVIDIA Cambridge-1 supercomputer, Kao Data is the perfect home for these forms of advanced computing.”

PUE: 1.2

Gérard Thibault, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Kao Data
“DGX-Ready Data Center architectures are quickly changing both the dynamics and capabilities of data centers built for HPC, AI and supercomputing,” said Gérard Thibault, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Kao Data.

Designed to be ultra-energy efficient, Kao Data offers a design Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.2. It provides data halls with concrete slab-flooring, wide containment aisles, and no columns. Kao Data allows data halls to be customized to suit air-cooled HPC architectures with various rack power densities.

NVIDIA customized Kao Data’s power and cooling infrastructure is designed to easily accommodate a DGX A100 SuperPOD deployment, such as the energy-efficient supercomputer NVIDIA Cambridge-1.

“Cambridge and the UK Innovation Corridor is a transformative technology hub, and a significant growth region for HPC and AI,” said Marc Hamilton vice president of solutions architecture and engineering at NVIDIA. “Having a DGX-Ready Data Center partner such as Kao Data within this digital ecosystem is a crucial step that reinforces our customer commitments and supports them throughout the journey.”

About Kao Data

Kao Data has been creating and maintaining innovative data centers for high-performance colocation since its inception in 2014. The company provides cloud, HPC, AI, and business customers with a home for their compute from their hyperscale-inspired campus in the heart of the UK Innovation Corridor between London and Cambridge.

Kao Data’s Harlow data center campus is built on the site of Sir Charles Kao’s pioneering discovery of fiber optic cable in 1966. It’s a collection of four carrier-neutral data centers that are “state-of-the-art” and OCP-ready. When finished, the 15-acre data center campus will accommodate an ITE load of over 40MW across 150,000 square feet of technical space, all powered entirely by renewable energy.

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