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06/18/19
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Green Computing Performance: Volkswagen opens carbon neutral data center in Norway

Green Computing Performance: Volkswagen opens carbon neutral data center in Norway
  • The data center will be 100 percent powered by hydropower – resulting in a savings of more than 5,800 tons of CO2 per year
  • The Volkswagen Group will use computing power for the digitalized vehicle development of Volkswagen Passenger Cars and AUDI brands
  • Volkswagen focuses on economic and ecological factors in the development of computing capacity – another climate neutral site already in operation in Iceland

The Volkswagen Group moved into a new, climate neutral data center in Rjukan (Norway) today. The facility was set up in just six months in collaboration with the Norwegian partner Green Mountain. The data center will be 100 percent powered by hydropower in the future, thus saving more than 5,800 tons of CO2 per year compared to a conventionally operated data center. The maximum output of 2,750 kilowatts will be used by the Volkswagen Passenger Cars and AUDI brands for high-performance servers, on which computer-intensive vehicle development projects are processed. These include the simulation of crash tests and virtual wind tunnel tests. The Volkswagen Group focuses on economic and ecological factors in the development of additional computing capacity. Volkswagen already operates a climate neutral data center in Iceland.

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