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Atos and HDF energy to develop the first green hydrogen datacenter

Paris, February twenty five, 2021,

Atos and HDF Strength nowadays announce their prepare to produce a total stop-to-stop lengthy-phrase alternative to provide datacenters with inexperienced hydrogen produced by renewable electrical power. The new alternative by Atos and HDF will be the initially obtainable on the current market for datacenters with significant electrical power consuming workloads, with the aim to show, in 2023, a initially entire generation heart operated using inexperienced hydrogen.

Atos will deliver a total stop-to-stop inexperienced datacenter alternative by designing and supplying the hardware, computer software and integration companies that make it achievable to exploit the energy manufactured by inexperienced hydrogen so that it can be utilised in datacenters. This involves using the most state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies to optimize electrical power consumption. HDF Strength will provide a electrical power plant, which will deliver predictable and agency energy many thanks to its significant-driven fuel cells. These cells will be driven by inexperienced hydrogen derived from photovoltaic or wind farms.

A main technological problem

Datacenters have significant electrical power requirements, work 24/seven, 365 days a 12 months, and can’t experience the slightest electrical power flaw. Hence, the method taken by Atos and HDF is particularly ambitious, as by its quite mother nature, solar or wind electrical power is clean but intermittent, variable in its generation and unpredictable, generating it an unstable electrical power.
At a time when datacenter electrical power consumption is becoming a critical challenge and it is crucial to think about new electrical power models, this new alternative from Atos and HDF will allow datacenter operators and cloud operators to foresee potential long run constraints set by regulation authorities and supply a sustainable but reliable alternative to their clients, with no compromise on their organization.

Combining expertise to cut down the carbon footprint

Atos’ alternative involves a computer software layer to predict the datacenter’s electrical power consumption requirements and adapt the source (inexperienced hydrogen) appropriately. This complicated method is not only centered on the datacenter’s action and dimension but also will take into account external details from the setting, these as weather conditions forecasting. To this, Atos delivers its HPC expertise – an area in which it, as the top supercomputer producer in Europe, has many groundbreaking improvements which restrict the electrical power consumption of its programs[1].

Many thanks to its expertise in significant-electrical power hydrogen technologies, HDF has designed a new sort of electrical power plant which is thoroughly stable, non-polluting and aggressive, compared to fossil fuel turbines. The availability constraints of the datacenter will be incorporated in the design and style of Renewstable® and will allow HDF to supply the highest amount of provider for the most demanding consumers.

“We are consistently searching for to produce options to leverage our personal sustainable journey to decarbonization and to assistance our consumers in theirs. In this perspective, the alternative to be designed by Atos and HDF will be the initially alternative obtainable on the current market that will allow a entire generation datacenter with quite demanding workloads to be operated using inexperienced hydrogen. This satisfies the expectations not only of operators, but also of the current market and public authorities.” states Arnaud Bertrand, SVP, Head of Strategy and Innovation for Significant Info & Protection at Atos.

We are quite excited to produce the initially-of-its-type inexperienced datacenter with Atos. HDF is a pioneer in hydrogen-electrical power and it is quite significant for us to show that our Hydrogen-to-Energy options are ideal for clients with a strategic will need for a reliable energy provide. This even more growth into the electronic sector, wherever electrical power consumption is expanding each and every day, opens up a sizeable all over the world current market for us. The HDF-Atos partnership features the initially unique and sustainable infrastructure for this huge current market.” states Damien Havard, CEO at HDF.

This initiative signifies a new and main milestone in Atos’ Internet Zero 2028 decarbonization ambition. In 2020, Atos has now accelerated its datacenter decarbonization program with encouraging progress in electrical power performance, which has materialized into a fifteen% minimize of worldwide electrical power consumption of Atos datacenters as opposed to 2019. In addition, carbon-free of charge and renewable electrical power now electrical power fifty five% of all of Atos datacenters (as opposed to 32% in 2019). On top of that, since 2014, Atos has been supplying carbon neutral web hosting companies to its consumers by offsetting 100% of its datacenters’ emissions. Atos also just lately signed the Climate Neutral Datacenter Pact with each other with 35 other organizations and associations from throughout Europe, emphasizing the industry’s contribution to the ‘European Green Deal’.


[1] These as its patented Direct Liquid Coolling (DLC)  solution, which minimizes worldwide electrical power consumption in its supercomputers by using warm water up to 40°C and its Sensible Strength Management Suite, portion of its HPC Software program Suite, which is utilised to control electrical power whilst optimizing functionality, to make sure that clients’ HPC programs are as electrical power productive as achievable with a constrained carbon footprint.


About Atos
Atos is a worldwide chief in electronic transformation with a hundred and five,000 staff and once-a-year income of more than € 11 billion. European range just one in cybersecurity, cloud and significant-functionality computing, the Team offers personalized stop-to-stop options for all industries in 71 countries. A pioneer in decarbonization companies and merchandise, Atos is fully commited to a secure and decarbonized electronic for its consumers. Atos operates underneath the brands Atos and Atos|Syntel. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), outlined on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The purpose of Atos is to enable design and style the long run of the facts place. Its expertise and companies assistance the growth of awareness, schooling and investigate in a multicultural method and add to the growth of scientific and technological excellence. Across the entire world, the Team permits its clients and staff, and associates of societies at significant to stay, work and produce sustainably, in a safe and secure facts place.

Atos Press get in touch with
Lucie Duchateau – [email protected] – +33 ()seven 62 85 35 10

About HDF
HDF Strength is a worldwide pioneer in hydrogen electrical power. HDF develops and operates significant-capability Hydrogen-to-Energy electrical power vegetation to deliver continual or on-desire energy from renewable energies combined with significant-electrical power fuel cells.

HDF has designed two models of multi-megawatt electrical power vegetation:

  • Renewstable® (Energy TO Energy): stable energy technology from an intermittent renewable resource using regionally manufactured inexperienced hydrogen.
  • Hypower® (Gas TO Energy): On-desire electrical power technology from inexperienced hydrogen from gasoline transportation networks.

HDF has built-in its critical fuel mobile expertise in and will commission the world’s initially mass generation plant for these significant-electrical power fuel cells in France, underneath the manufacturer name HDF Field. In addition to electrical power, HDF Field will also deal with the rail and maritime markets. HDF is therefore positioned as a strong accelerator in electrical power changeover by supplying non-intermittent renewable energy, flawlessly tailored to the networks and on-desire, which can attain up to 100% of the electrical power combine.

HDF Press get in touch with
Annick Latour – [email protected] power.com – +33 ()five fifty six 77 11 11