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Next-generation data centres,
powered by sustainable energy.

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WE BUILD CLEAN, GREEN
SUPERCOMPUTING
MACHINES

At Scale42* we build next-generation data centres - clean, green supercomputing machines - powered by 100% sustainable energy.

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LOW-COST CLEAN ENERGY

We scour the globe for low-cost sources of clean energy - from stranded hydropower to solar, biogas or wind located away from centres of demand or awaiting grid connection - wherever there's a sustainable source of electricity, we can turn it into high performance compute.

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ACCELERATED COMPUTING

We connect clean power to the latest accelerated computing hardware. We've specialised in ASIC-accelerated compute since at least 2018, buying servers with chips manufactured by semiconductor fabrication behemoth TSMC, by the thousand.

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NEXT-GENERATION DATA CENTRES

Highly efficient, compute-intense data centres - sustainably powered, liquid-cooled and densely packed with ASIC / GPU / TPU accelerated servers. Our data centres are optimised to meet the demands of today's most highly specialised and demanding computational tasks - such as the training of generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) models.

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DISTRIBUTED
0.5 - 10MW

We build small, distributed data centres - containerised, modular solutions deployable via the global logistics network. They're the perfect solution where a data centre footprint might need to be scaled  up or down to match changing requirements.

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CENTRALISED
10 - 100MW+

We also build large, centralised data centre facilities like this 60MW hyperscale project in Norway - 100% powered by clean, renewable hydroelectricity.

With static data centres we're really only limited in scale by the scope of available power and can scale to 100s of megawatts (MWs) or gigawatts (GWs).

Crucially we can also setup in remote locations, siting compute as close to power generation as is practicable - like here in the Arctic circle - where we can take advantage of 'stranded' hydropower.

DATA CENTRES: THE NEXT GENERATION

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LEGACY
DATA CENTRES

HIGH OPEX & CAPEX

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Legacy data centres - typically built to serve consumer facing software-as-a-service applications - lock-in high CAPEX and OPEX through a focus on:

 

- Low latency

- High uptime

- CPU-centric architectures

This legacy infrastructure:

 

- Is typically located close to urban centres - locking in high land costs 

- By association is often encumbered with high energy costs, in part due to reliance on power generated by fossil fuels

- Is built with high levels of redundancy - in power and communications - with associated low levels of utilisation and high cost

All of the above contributes to data centres having a large physical footprint, further locking in both high CAPEX and OPEX.

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NEXT-GENERATION DATA CENTRES

LOWER OPEX & CAPEX

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Next-generation data centres by contrast - eg. built to train complex AI models - can benefit from significantly lower CAPEX & OPEX, by focusing on:

- Raw compute power

- High internal network speed for increased parallelisation

- GPU / TPU / ASIC-centric architectures

They are typically:

 

- Powered by low-cost, clean energy

- Co-located alongside the power generation eg. in remote locations

- Equipped with fewer redundant systems, each with higher utilisation


The high density of equipment leads to a smaller footprint, which together with out of city locations can enable dramatically lower CAPEX and OPEX vs legacy data centres

THE FOUNDERS

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CEO
WILLIAM TASNEY

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  • 7+ years in data centre development

  • Business strategy & energy market expertise

  • Led team from start-up to 8-figure exit

  • Commercial property background

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CDO
BENDIK FOSTERVOLL

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  • 5+ years in data centre development

  • High voltage power systems test & integration

  • 15+ years electrical engineering experience incl. in North Sea Oil & Gas sector

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CTO
JAMES COLLINS

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  • 7+ years in data centre development

  • Data centre system design & management

  • 20+ years in IT Systems Administration, technical and service roles in UK

THE TEAM

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COO
ZEEHAN RAHMAN

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  • 4+ years in data centre operations & development

  • MEng Petroleum Engineer in oil and gas industry

  • AgriTech & circular economy subject matter expert

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IT DIRECTOR - EUROPE
ISMAEL VALERO

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  • Data centre design, build & operations

  • 25+ years in IT solutions development

  • Networking, system integration & supplier mgmt.

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CIO
THOMAS BEATON

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  • Information, data, research & technical management

  • 8+ years in geospatial intelligence and innovation

  • European (ESA) & UK Space Agency contractor

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LIAISON OFFICER
DANIEL GUSSIÅS

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  • 13+ years in North Sea Oil & Gas sector

  • Field Engineer and Supervisor

  • Energy saving and technical insulation

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SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
ROALD NORMANN

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  • Mechanical-electrical and construction-hydropower Engineer

  • 18+ years World Wide Technical Manager - Project Manager and engineer

  • International Project Engineer, General Manager and Founder 

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CFO
CLIVE ZICKEL FCA

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  • UK Chartered Accountant with 10 years in Public Accounting at KPMG, BDO and Moore Global

  • 20 years senior finance executive at JPM Chase 

  • International finance, strategy and business operations for sustainable technologies

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INVESTMENT ANALYST
PETER BIRD

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  • 8+ years as Advisor and Founder

  • Fundraising coordination

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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
ABBIE WILLIAMSON

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  • 16+ years Operations and team management

  • Group financial management

  • Time management

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