atNorth acquires Gompute to advance Nordic footprint, HPC capabilities

Aug. 29, 2023
The acquisition will further the provider’s stance in the high-performance computing (HPC) and data center services segments.

atNorth, a Nordic colocation, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence service provider has acquired Gompute, a provider of High Performance Computing (HPC) and data center services, accelerating its Nordic expansion.

As part of the acquisition agreement, atNorth will add Gompute’s data center in Gothenburg, Sweden, with a capacity potential of 10MW to its portfolio, further strengthening its position in the fast-growing HPC market. Gompute’s advanced HPC technology, skilled engineers, and customer base, combined with atNorth’s HPC-as-a-service solution and colocation platform, will provide customers with a pan-nordic full-stack offering tailored to HPC and AI workloads.  

“Gompute has been at the forefront of running hugely sophisticated high-performance applications for high-profile organizations with some of the industry’s most highly skilled engineers for over 20 years,” said Eyjolfur Magnús Kristinsson, CEO of atNorth. “This acquisition forms a significant part of atNorth’s growth strategy as the leading provider of data center and HPC infrastructure in the Nordics.” 

Gompute was founded in 2002 to address the increasing intensity of HPC workloads and applications.

Daniel Persson, CEO and co-founder of Gompute, said atNorth’s culture aligns with its business. “Since the start of our discussions, we have found atNorth to be a cultural fit with a like-minded approach,” he said. “We feel strongly that the company has the management, corporate backing, and global presence to build on our HPC offering with its strong Nordics presence and international reach. With our shared values, culture, and commitment to the industry, we are excited to join atNorth. We feel confident they are best placed to support our customers, provide growth opportunities for our employees, and drive the critical innovation needed within the HPC market.”  

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