Intel: Intel selects Bloom Energy for additional fuel cells

May 15, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Intel has selected Bloom Energy to expand the solid oxide fuel cell technology by installing additional megawatts of its fuel-cell-based Energy Server deployment at its Silicon Valley data center.

“Intel is leading the industry in extreme energy-efficient high-performance computing data centers with existing hyperscale Intel Santa Clara Data Center operating at 1.06 PUE, enabling the HPC scale needed for complex Intel chip design and technology development,” said Shesha Krishnapura, Intel fellow, and Intel IT CTO. “[The] Intel HPC data center infrastructure currently powers 400,000+ Intel Xeon based servers (5+ million highest clock cores), 700+ petabytes of storage, and 800,000+ network ports." 

“Bloom Energy is proud to be a long-term supplier to Intel and to support the company’s data center capacity building at a time when the grid is severely constrained,” said Ravi Prasher, Bloom Energy’s CTO. “Bloom Energy technology is compatible with hydrogen fuel in addition to natural gas. We are working with governments and industries to adopt hydrogen as a primary fuel when it becomes economically viable."