Climate change is happening now, and there is an urgent need to decarbonize our societies. However, if we try to meet the needs with traditional methods, we will only make the environmental problem worse. Therefore, we need to meet those needs sustainably.
The world is facing an unparalleled growth in needs and desires for computing power across areas as pattern recognition, image analysis, transaction validation, artificial intelligence, deep learning and much more. To power the connected digital economy in compute- or data-intensive tasks needs high performance computing (HPC).
In Europe, demand is at least 8 times bigger than available supply - users process their applications and data outside the EU (raising privacy, data protection, and commercial trade secrets issues). EU Dependence on foreign technologies: Europe consumes 30% of supercomputing resources worldwide but supplies ~ 5%.
According to Gartner, in 2025, 75% of all enterprise data will be created and processed outside a traditional centralized data center, HPC center or cloud. In other words, at the edge. Comparing to the 10% of today this is obviously a big shift that the computing industry is going through. Edge computing means, in essence, to bring a computational task closer to the place where it is required.
In addition, did you know heating and cooling in buildings and industry accounts for about half of the EU’s energy consumption? 84% of heating and cooling is still generated from fossil fuels while only 16% is generated from renewable energy. Heating and hot water alone account for 79% of total energy use in EU households, whereas EU industries use about 70.6% of energy for space and industrial process heating.
At Synthesis Analytics, they have designed its HPC infrastructure to be able to run algorithms in the most energy effective manner. The company’s safe, secure and sustainable computing environments is the perfect solution for anyone prioritizing climate goals and carbon targets. The firm also believes that computing has to be powered by renewable energy, has to be energy effective and that the deployed energy has to be captured and re-used.
Examples of applications aeras for HPC:
5 G Networks: Residual heat from green computing is an important opportunity for our society to build smart infrastructure by integrating intelligence for future applications as 5G networks.
Big Data Automotive: Enhancing vehicle safety with cognitive IoT (Internet of Things), decreasing repair costs or increasing uptime with predictive analysis and much more.
Vertical take-off and landing: In the near future, flying cars are likely to become “vertical take-off and landing” (VTOL) capable. VTOL vehicles are designed utilizing high performance computing (HPC) technologies.
Global Data Economy: High Performance Computing or Supercomputing has become an indispensable asset in the global data economy crucial to address societal challenges and increase the competitiveness of industry.
Meteorology and climatology: Weather prediction and climate modelling are highly dependent on the available computing power and the ability to produce, store and analyze large amounts of simulated data.
Healthcare: High Performance Computing is used for investigating how mutations in proteins can lead to cancer. Analyzing data from simulations, scientists can design candidate drugs explicitly for mutated proteins.
Founded in 2017, Synthesis Analytics is the brainchild of CEO and serial Swedish entrepreneur, Dr. Niclas Adler. The company’s unique offering deploys compact high-performance and edge computing assets, powered by renewable electricity and cooled using an advanced immersion cooling design. The captured heat is then distributed for use in district heating networks, providing value to two entirely different stakeholders – all powered by nature.