Podcast: The Dynamics of Exascale Data Centers

July 11, 2024
Don MacNeil, Chief Revenue Officer of EdgeConneX, speaks about the dynamics of exascale data centers, their customization, and the evolving landscape of data center development and power innovation driven by AI and advanced technologies.  

 

The increased demands of cloud services and artificial intelligence are changing the data center landscape. The days of a 20 MW to 50 MW hyperscale data center being sufficient to meet the requirements of high performance computing are quickly fading away. Today, Exascale data centers capable of providing more than 500 MW of power are increasingly taking center stage, ushering in the gigawatt era.

In this episode of the Data Center Frontier Show podcast, Matt Vincent, Editor-in-Chief of Data Center Frontier, talks to Don MacNeil, Chief Revenue Officer of EdgeConneX, about the dynamics of exascale data centers, their customization, and the evolving landscape of data center development and power innovation driven by AI and advanced technologies.  

Listen to this 30-minute podcast to learn more about:
•    How the rise of artificial intelligence has intensified the demand for exascale data centers and presented unique challenges to the industry.
•    The specific benefits of exascale data centers when it comes to economies of scale, power utilization, high-density solutions and environmental management.
•    The process EdgeConneX uses to build customized data centers based on a customer’s unique requirements, regardless of scale of location. 
•    How changing customer requirements and limitations like power and land availability influence data center construction strategies. 
•    Which markets are seeing the most data center deployment growth and which are the most challenging.
•    How exascale deployments offer new opportunities to enhance power efficiency ratios.
•    Innovations in power generation.
•    Public perception of data centers.

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