North Dakota: Applied Digital Breaks Ground on New 5MW Facility in North Dakota

Dec 16, 2022 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Applied Digital Corporation has announced that it is developing a 5MW data center in North Dakota. The facility will be designed to host Graphics Processing Units GPUs for non-cryptocurrency use cases. Applied Digital’s new data center will be located next to its existing 100MW hosting facility in the state. In addition, the data center will also host more traditional HPC applications like machine learning and natural language processing in the future.

The CEO of Applied Digital, Wes Cummins, said: “Our greatest asset is our ultra-low-cost-power and the ability to build near the source of power in more remote locations. In the past, data centers were built to support high-speed, ultra-low latency communications applications. Still, these new HPC applications, such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and others, require a large amount of compute power rather than ultra-low latency communications. This means the digital infrastructure should be built differently and Applied Digital’s homogenous style data centers can streamline and significantly lower the cost for running these applications.”