Supercomputers help organizations resolve complicated manufacturing challenges and deliver innovative ways to improve performance and cut costs. High-performance computing (HPC) can help solve some of the most demanding technical challenges in manufacturing. QScale is a quick-growing company appreciated for its innovative concept of eco-responsible computing centers. The company develops environmentally responsible computing centers for high-performance computing and machine learning applications. QScale’s technology help organizations meet growing computing or IT needs while equipping them to achieve their ESG objectives. QScale is powered by nearly 100% renewable energy, and they are trying to do even more to reduce their customers’ computing carbon footprint. The company’s approach combines renewable energy and heat recovery to address the growing need for technology infrastructure, while at the same time neutralizing its environmental impact.
QScale partners with clients internationally to build scalable, environmentally friendly, high-performing solutions. They offer clonable and modular designs for swift construction and deployment, structured cooling designs that enhance Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), and the lowest electricity rates in North America. QScale and its customers benefit from stable pricing of all energy sources on the continent. Hydro-Québec manages a high-performance infrastructure and is famous worldwide for the reliability of its network due to redundancy across the looped grid and its annual investments of nearly $2 billion. QScale’s installations are capable of liquid cooling at the rack level. They can host any high-performance and high-density equipment as it’s configured today and as it scales up in size and power requirements in the future, up to 100kW+ per cabinet.
QScale’s Q01 Campus supports a wide range of computing and cooling technologies for scalable and flexible deployments, all with an unmatched power capacity and market-leading rates. By combining its expertise and cutting-edge building design with Quebec’s significant environmental and clean energy advantages, Q01 is at the forefront of innovation in green high-performance computing infrastructure.
The world’s exponentially growing needs for computing can be met without polluting the planet. The Qscale owned, high-capacity substation with active-active redundancy supplying high-voltage, renewable power enabling unprecedented scalability for customers
QScale is building eco-Responsible high-density data processing centers powered by nearly 100% clean and renewable energy, primarily hydro. It offers reliable waste heat recovery-and-reuse initiatives, efficient cooling designs, reduced energy consumption, and free cooling up to 80% of the year due to the extremely cold climate. With an average temperature of -1°C/30°F in Quebec, the province’s climate allows for very coherent cooling designs, reducing energy needs.
QScale campuses offer a broad choice of high-performance network and cloud connectivity options. Multiple providers serve each facility with redundant fiber routes to ensure competitive pricing, rock-solid connectivity, fiber optic systems spanning hundreds of thousands of kilometers, and favorable geography for low latency.
Campus Q01 by QScale is North America’s most extensive computing infrastructure, with flexible liquid & air cooling solutions powered by clean energy. The facility offers 266MVA 2N 120kV electrical substation, low and stable electricity rates: ~4¢ USD / kWh, high-density liquid and air cooling solutions, and accommodates a wide range of computing and cooling technologies for scalable and flexible deployments. It has a unique waste-heat energy recovery and reuse system for various initiatives, including greenhouses. The Q02 facility is under construction on the South shore of Montreal and is expected to be completed soon.
Recently, QScale announced the appointment of Sylvie Veilleux to its board of directors. Most recently, Veilleux served as the first Chief Information Officer at Dropbox. Veilleux led the IT division at Dropbox from the ground up, developing the organization’s first global strategic and centralized IT function enabling it to expand and scale before and after its IPO. “We’re delighted to have Sylvie join our board of directors to accelerate our international growth. Sylvie has a deep understanding of the global technology scene, having held top management positions at renowned, fast-growing technology firms,” says QScale’s President Martin Bouchard.
Founded in 2018, QScale is growing rapidly and is supported by leading private and institutional investors such as Investissement Québec. After completing its eight phases, Q01 will represent a total investment of C$1.05 billion. The company has accelerated its expansion plans and started construction of Phase 2 at its first campus (Q01) in Lévis, a full year ahead of schedule.