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atNorth appoints Daniel Persson as Chief HPC Officer to Enhance High-Performance Computing Services
Wed, 4th Oct 2023

Leading Nordic data centre service supplier atNorth recently confirmed the appointment of Daniel Persson, industry veteran and co-founder of GoCompute, as their Chief High Performance Computing (HPC) Officer. The announcement has come in the wake of the successful acquisition of Gompute by atNorth, solidifying the company's position as a top provider of high-performance computing, artificial intelligence services, and colocation in the Nordic region.

Persson's appointment continues atNorth's pioneering vision to efficiently scale and meet the rising demand for sustainable and cost-efficient digital infrastructure. The company remains firmly dedicated to delivering best-in-class HPC services, reinforced by a strong and focused leadership team to ensure the highest level of client satisfaction.

Daniel Persson is a well-recognised industry leader, who co-founded the HPC enterprise Gridcore/Gompute in 2002 and was integral in the development of Gompute's HPC platform. With Persson at the helm, the Gompute HPC platform, along with atNorth's HPC-infrastructure-as-a-service solution, will present customers with a compelling pan-Nordic full-stack offering, specifically tailored to HPC and AI workloads.

Eyjólfur Magnús Kristinsson, CEO of atNorth, expressed his delight on Persson joining the executive team, saying, "His extensive leadership experience, customer-centric ethos, and deep industry knowledge will enhance atNorth's HPC provision as we strive to meet significant demand for our services in the most efficient manner."

In response to his appointment as Chief HPC Officer, Persson states, "I am thrilled to join atNorth as we continue to drive innovation in the data centre and HPC industry. atNorth's comprehensive growth plans and top-quality leadership pave the way for an exciting adventure. I am confident that we can meet the future needs of the industry by using the best in sustainable high-performance infrastructure."

Recent noteworthy additions to atNorth's executive team including top industry leaders such as Anders Fryxell as CSO, Erling Gudmunsson as COO, Fredrik Jansson as Chief Strategy and Marketing & Communications Officer, and Stephen Donovan as Chief Development Officer, reflect atNorth's commitment to expanding its operations with a world-class executive team.

atNorth operates seven data centres all over the Nordic region, with an eighth site due to launch in Helsinki, Finland, in Q3 2024. Focusing strongly on sustainability, the firm's data centres use renewable energy resources and support circular economy principles. atNorth, recognised and trusted by industry-leading organisations to operate their most critical workloads, was founded in 2009 and acquired by Partners Group in 2022.