Dec 15, 2022

QScale’s Q01 Becomes the First Colocation Facility in Canada to Receive OCP Ready™ Recognition

The Open Compute Project recognition attests to the facility’s energy efficiency and scalability

Lévis, Québec, Canada, December 15, 2022 – QScale announces that its Quebec City area computing center (Q01) has achieved OCP Ready™ recognition by the Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP). The OCP is an established collaborative community focused on redesigning hardware technology to efficiently support the growing demands on compute infrastructure. As the only OCP Ready™ facility in Canada, Q01 is poised to provide colocation services capable of supporting ultra-high-density compute, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning workloads.

"We are proud to receive this recognition from the Open Compute Project, as it highlights our commitment to providing high-quality, energy-efficient infrastructure for HPC, AI, and machine learning environments. As the next generation of compute focuses on these areas, it's important for colocation environments to be accessible, flexible, and designed with the future in mind. The OCP Ready™ recognition demonstrates our dedication to meeting these standards and providing the best possible environment for our clients," said Martin Bouchard, president of QScale.

The OCP Facility Recognition Program provides guidelines serving as a reference for the growing number of operators and tenants who are adopting OCP architecture-based IT infrastructure systems. A survey by 451 Research revealed that 51% of customers believed that the availability of OCP Ready™ white space would make them more willing to use a colocation provider.

“QScale is producing state-of-the-art data center designs for HPC and intensive AI that are built upon the latest OCP technology concepts. The facility stands out on sustainability with its clean energy supply and waste-heat reuse initiative.” added Mark Dansie, OCP Ready™ Facilities Lead at the Open Compute Project.

About the Q01 Facility

QScale’s Q01 is powered by 142 megawatts of nearly 100% renewable energy. It offers the flexibility to host power-intensive liquid-cooled racks of 200kW+ density along with more traditional air-cooled servers in the same environment. Liquid solutions can include rear-door cooling (RDHx), direct liquid cooling (DLC), and immersive cooling. The concrete floors of the brand-new facility are built for very high loads and designed to support the weight of tomorrow’s supercomputers. Learn more about Q01 and the OCP Marketplace at www.qscale.com/ocp

About the Open Compute Project Foundation

At the core of the Open Compute Project (OCP) Community are hyperscale data center operators and industry players, joined by telecom, colocation providers and enterprise IT users, working with vendors to develop and commercialize open innovations that, when embedded in product are deployed from the cloud to the edge. The OCP Foundation is responsible for fostering, serving and seeding the OCP Community to develop new open solutions that can meet the market and shape the future. In shaping the future, OCP will continue to invest in strategic initiatives that prepare the IT ecosystem for major changes, such as AI & ML, optics, sustainable data center solutions, advanced power management and cooling techniques, composable silicon and sustainability. Learn more at www.opencompute.org

About QScale

QScale develops environmentally responsible computing centers for applications such as high-performance computing and machine learning. QScale's technology infrastructures help meet the growing computing/IT needs of global companies while enabling them to achieve their ESG objectives.

Founded in 2018, QScale is growing rapidly and is supported by leading private and institutional investors such as Investissement Québec. Upon the completion of its eight phases, this first campus (QScale Q01) will represent a total investment of C$1.05 billion.

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