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Atos and HDF energy to develop the first green hydrogen datacenter

Paris, February twenty five, 2021,

Atos and HDF Electricity these days announce their program to build a finish finish-to-finish lengthy-term answer to source datacenters with green hydrogen created by renewable strength. The new answer by Atos and HDF will be the very first obtainable on the industry for datacenters with hefty electric power consuming workloads, with the aim to demonstrate, in 2023, a very first entire generation middle operated employing green hydrogen.

Atos will offer a finish finish-to-finish green datacenter answer by designing and providing the hardware, software program and integration services that make it achievable to exploit the electrical power created by green hydrogen so that it can be used in datacenters. This incorporates employing the most innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to improve strength consumption. HDF Electricity will source a electric power plant, which will offer predictable and agency electrical power thanks to its high-driven gas cells. These cells will be driven by green hydrogen derived from photovoltaic or wind farms.

A major technological obstacle

Datacenters have high strength wants, run 24/seven, 365 days a year, and cannot encounter the slightest strength flaw. Thus, the strategy taken by Atos and HDF is especially ambitious, as by its extremely character, solar or wind strength is clean up but intermittent, variable in its generation and unpredictable, earning it an unstable strength.
At a time when datacenter strength consumption is getting to be a key issue and it is important to contemplate new strength styles, this new answer from Atos and HDF will allow datacenter operators and cloud operators to foresee prospective potential constraints set by regulation authorities and give a sustainable but reputable answer to their consumers, with no compromise on their company.

Combining abilities to decrease the carbon footprint

Atos’ answer incorporates a software program layer to forecast the datacenter’s electric power consumption wants and adapt the source (green hydrogen) appropriately. This complex process is not only based mostly on the datacenter’s activity and measurement but also requires into account external info from the surroundings, these as temperature forecasting. To this, Atos brings its HPC abilities – an place in which it, as the major supercomputer producer in Europe, has quite a few groundbreaking improvements which limit the strength consumption of its units[1].

Many thanks to its abilities in high-electric power hydrogen technologies, HDF has created a new style of electric power plant which is completely steady, non-polluting and aggressive, when compared to fossil gas generators. The availability constraints of the datacenter will be incorporated in the style of Renewstable® and will allow HDF to give the optimum amount of services for the most demanding customers.

“We are frequently seeking to build remedies to leverage our very own sustainable journey to decarbonization and to aid our shoppers in theirs. In this point of view, the answer to be created by Atos and HDF will be the very first answer obtainable on the industry that will allow a entire generation datacenter with extremely demanding workloads to be operated employing green hydrogen. This fulfills the anticipations not only of operators, but also of the industry and general public authorities.” suggests Arnaud Bertrand, SVP, Head of Tactic and Innovation for Big Data & Stability at Atos.

We are extremely thrilled to build the very first-of-its-type green datacenter with Atos. HDF is a pioneer in hydrogen-strength and it is extremely critical for us to demonstrate that our Hydrogen-to-Electricity remedies are ideal for consumers with a strategic want for a reputable electrical power source. This additional progress into the electronic market, where strength consumption is increasing just about every working day, opens up a substantial all over the world industry for us. The HDF-Atos partnership offers the very first distinctive and sustainable infrastructure for this huge industry.” suggests Damien Havard, CEO at HDF.

This initiative represents a new and major milestone in Atos’ Web Zero 2028 decarbonization ambition. In 2020, Atos has already accelerated its datacenter decarbonization software with encouraging progress in strength efficiency, which has materialized into a 15% reduce of world strength consumption of Atos datacenters as opposed to 2019. In addition, carbon-free and renewable strength now electric power 55% of all of Atos datacenters (as opposed to 32% in 2019). In addition, considering the fact that 2014, Atos has been providing carbon neutral hosting services to its shoppers by offsetting 100% of its datacenters’ emissions. Atos also lately signed the Weather Neutral Datacenter Pact with each other with 35 other firms and associations from throughout Europe, emphasizing the industry’s contribution to the ‘European Eco-friendly Deal’.


[1] This sort of as its patented Direct Liquid Coolling (DLC)  solution, which minimizes world strength consumption in its supercomputers by employing heat drinking water up to 40°C and its Intelligent Electricity Management Suite, component of its HPC Software program Suite, which is used to regulate strength whilst optimizing efficiency, to assure that clients’ HPC units are as strength effective as achievable with a restricted carbon footprint.


About Atos
Atos is a world leader in electronic transformation with one zero five,000 workforce and annual revenue of above € eleven billion. European quantity one particular in cybersecurity, cloud and high-efficiency computing, the Team provides tailored finish-to-finish remedies for all industries in seventy one nations around the world. A pioneer in decarbonization services and items, Atos is committed to a secure and decarbonized electronic for its shoppers. Atos operates beneath the brand names Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), shown on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The goal of Atos is to assist style the potential of the info place. Its abilities and services aid the progress of knowledge, education and analysis in a multicultural strategy and add to the progress of scientific and technological excellence. Throughout the world, the Team allows its consumers and workforce, and users of societies at huge to are living, function and build sustainably, in a risk-free and secure info place.

Atos Push get hold of
Lucie Duchateau – luci[email protected] – +33 ()seven sixty two 85 35 10

About HDF
HDF Electricity is a world pioneer in hydrogen strength. HDF develops and operates high-capability Hydrogen-to-Electricity electric power vegetation to offer constant or on-demand from customers electrical power from renewable energies put together with high-electric power gas cells.

HDF has created two styles of multi-megawatt electric power vegetation:

  • Renewstable® (Electricity TO Electricity): steady electrical power generation from an intermittent renewable source employing domestically created green hydrogen.
  • Hypower® (Gasoline TO Electricity): On-demand from customers electric power generation from green hydrogen from gas transportation networks.

HDF has built-in its key gas mobile abilities in and will fee the world’s very first mass generation plant for these high-electric power gas cells in France, beneath the model identify HDF Sector. In addition to strength, HDF Sector will also handle the rail and maritime marketplaces. HDF is thus positioned as a potent accelerator in strength transition by providing non-intermittent renewable electrical power, properly adapted to the networks and on-demand from customers, which can access up to 100% of the strength combine.

HDF Push get hold of
Annick Latour – interac[email protected] – +33 ()5 fifty six 77 eleven eleven