ECL unveils hydrogen-powered data centre and secures first customer

ECL has delivered the “world’s first” data centre using hydrogen as its primary source of power and has announced backing of $10m from Hyperwise Ventures.

The data centre-as-a-service pioneer uses hydrogen as a power source at its US facility in Mountain View, California, MV1, and will utilise the funding to accelerate its R&D and expand the company’s footprint.

ECL’s sustainable data centres support high densities of GPUs that are the backbone of AI infrastructure, with PUE of 1.1 and high-density deployments of up to 75kW per rack. They have been designed encompass AI technology and be built and operated off-grid by any company needing scalable data centre capacity

The solutions cooling innovations, including utilisation of water created from hydrogen power generation and proprietary rear door heat exchanger technology, eliminate reliance on local resources. The system is modular too, allowing customers to expand them as needed in 1MW increments.

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