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Infosys will transfer Daimler’s High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads to one of Europe’s greenest data centres, Lefdal Mine data centre in Norway.

Daimler, which designs vehicles and automated driving technologies, will shift its HPCs to green infrastructure using Infosys’ Data Centre as a Service (DCaaS) offering in the Nordics region.

Infosys will manage the IT infrastructure in its entirety, while Lefdal Mine data centre will provide the facility.

Lefdal Mine data centre offers one of Europe’s greenest data centre solutions, utilising capacity that is both air-cooled and water-cooled, facilitated by a fjord next to the site with a stable low temperature for effective cooling. Lefdal Mine is subsequently less affected by fluctuations in outside temperatures, and doesn’t require evaporative systems for cooling.

The system provides a PUE ranging from 1.10 to 1.15, depending on UPS configuration and scale of capacity.

Jan Brecht, Chief Information Officer at Daimler and Mercedes-Benz, said: “A large proportion of our IT energy consumption comes from our data centres, which require significant power for computing and cooling. That’s why we’re transforming our data centres with the support of our partner Infosys, bringing particularly the high-performance computing into one energy efficient solution at Lefdal Mine data centre. Not only will we benefit from natural cooling thanks to the cold weather, our operations will also be run on 100% green energy. This initiative marks another important milestone on our journey to becoming Co2 neutral”.

Salil Parekh, Chief Executive Officer, Infosys, added, “Infosys is a strategic partner to organisations navigating decarbonisation and we are well positioned to deliver sustainable green transformation, leveraging expertise gained from decade long efforts in environment stewardship. We pioneer projects around the world across every industry to facilitate climate change actions, developing solutions and services to help clients in their low-carbon transition. In delivering this transformation for Daimler we’ve shown how Green Infrastructure as a Service can radically reduce organisations’ impact on the environment and the vast potential for other organisations running high compute enterprise workloads to benefit from this industry-leading sustainability offering.”

Jørn Skaane, Chief Executive Officer, Lefdal Mine data centre AS, also said, “We have built and operate a leading sustainable, secure and cost-effective data centre – The Norwegian Solution. With short travelled renewable power and cooling from the nearby fjord, sustainability is in the core of our mission and values. Our ambition is to be the greenest data centre in the world, with the ability to offer tailor-made and scalable data centre solutions. We are inspired to have been chosen to host Daimler HPC workloads and will contribute for Daimler to become CO2 neutral.”

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