Enefit Technology Park in Narva to host Northern Europe’s largest high-performance computing center
Tallinn, July 8 2019: BurfaTech — an information technology company, will be opening the largest high-productivity computing center in Northern Europe in the Enefit technology park in Narva, Estonia. The center’s electrical capacity will amount to 4 megawatts and the initial investment in construction is over 10 million Euros.
According to the statement made by Vitali Pavlov — BurfaTech’s CPO, the computing center’s main goal is to provide cloud services related to graphic rendering, AI and machine learning to clients from all around the world. The Burfa’s Narva facility will become one of the largest electrical power consumers in Estonia and will be among Estonia’s Top 25 major client-consumers of electrical energy.
“We came up with the idea of setting up our own high-performance computing center back in 2017. In parallel, we studied project development opportunities in Iceland, USA and Russia, as well as here in Estonia. During these preparations we started to communicate with Enefit Technology Park. Before breaking ground we prepared the project very carefully,” explained Ivan Turõgin, the member of the board of Burfa Tech OÜ. “The location of our data center will naturally give us some competitive advantages — firstly, the centre is located in the guarded territory of the Balti Power Plant that guarantees high security which is one of the basic requirements of our customers, and, secondly, we receive significant cost savings from the network fee,” he added.
Burfa’s computing center in Narva uses AI-controlled monitoring and remote management systems that, in particular, monitor temperature, humidity, and fire safety within the facility. At the moment, the center is testing and debugging equipment, the full launch is scheduled in the coming months.