Applied Digital Announces Strategic Collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to Deliver AI Cloud Services

Collaboration Validates and Strengthens APLD's AI Cloud Service with HPE Supercomputers that are Optimized for Large-scale AI

DALLAS, June 30, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Digital Corporation (Nasdaq: APLD) ("Applied Digital "or the "Company"), a designer, builder and operator of next-generation digital infrastructure that is designed for High Performance Computing (“HPC”) applications, today announced a collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), a global edge-to-cloud company. As part of the collaboration, HPE will deliver its powerful, energy-efficient supercomputers that are proven to support large-scale AI through Applied Digital’s AI cloud service.

Applied Digital will leverage HPE Cray XD supercomputers, featuring NVIDIA H100 GPUs, to enhance its AI Cloud service and efficiently support critical workloads such as AI, machine learning, rendering, and HPC tasks involving digital modeling and simulation. By harnessing the power of HPE's supercomputers, Applied Digital will provide its customers with maximum performance to support compute and data-intensive needs with cost-effective solutions.

“We are excited to partner with HPE to elevate our AI Cloud Service offering and further capitalize on the growth we are experiencing in AI applications and demand for our next-generation digital infrastructure,” said Wes Cummins, CEO of Applied Digital. “HPE’s renowned reputation and expertise in running AI at scale further solidifies our position as a trusted partner in this space. This partnership comes at a pivotal time for our company as we continue to expand our current capacity pipeline of up to 200MW for our HPC data centers.”

“Supercomputing is purpose-built and proven to support AI training requirements for a growing market of large-scale AI, such as generative AI. However, most enterprises do not have the expertise, budget, and data center resources to manage the high complexity of supercomputers,” said Justin Hotard, executive vice president and general manager, HPC, AI & Labs, at HPE. “We are committed to making our leadership supercomputers accessible through the cloud and look forward to collaborating with Applied Digital to extend the HPE Cray supercomputers to its AI cloud service. The partnership with Applied Digital will enable enterprises to build robust and accurate AI models to unlock value, accelerate time-to-market, and generate business or research-driven outcomes.”

Last month, Applied Digital announced the launch of its Cloud Services that will provide high-performance computing power for high density applications. In conjunction with the launch of its Cloud Services, the Company recently announced the signing of its second AI customer with an agreement worth up to $460 million over a 36-month period.

Applied Digital’s next-generation datacenters are ideal for hosting HPC applications on premises. This solution provides high compute power, at a lower cost, to replenish the power density needed for AI/ML workloads.

About Applied Digital 
Applied Digital (Nasdaq: APLD) designs, develops, and operates next-generation datacenters across North America to provide digital infrastructure solutions to the rapidly growing high-performance computing (HPC) industry. Find more information at Follow us on Twitter at @APLDdigital. 

About Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) is the global edge-to-cloud company that helps organizations accelerate outcomes by unlocking value from all of their data, everywhere. Built on decades of reimagining the future and innovating to advance the way people live and work, HPE delivers unique, open and intelligent technology solutions as a service. With offerings spanning Cloud Services, Compute, High Performance Computing & AI, Intelligent Edge, Software, and Storage, HPE provides a consistent experience across all clouds and edges, helping customers develop new business models, engage in new ways, and increase operational performance. For more information, visit:

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