atNorth announces Daniel Persson as Chief HPC Officer to lead HPC unit

Oct 3, 2023

atNorth, the leading Nordic colocation, high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence service provider, has announced the appointment of Daniel Persson to the Executive Team as Chief High Performance Computing (HPC) Officer. The appointment follows atNorth’s recent acquisition of Gompute, a leading provider of HPC and data center services that Persson co-founded in 2002.

The acquisition and subsequent appointment of Persson is part of atNorth’s ambitious plans to scale effectively to meet the increasing demand for cost-efficient and sustainable digital infrastructure. The business remains committed to providing the best-in-class HPC services supported by a strong, dedicated leadership team to ensure client satisfaction and reinforce its market position. 

Persson is a well-known and proven industry leader, having co-founded the HPC business Gridcore/​Gompute in 2002 and played a key role in the development of the Gompute HPC platform. Under his leadership, the Gompute HPC platform and atNorth’s HPC-infrastructure-as-a-service solution will provide customers with a compelling pan-Nordic full-stack offering tailored to HPC and AI workloads.

We are delighted to announce that Daniel is joining atNorth’s executive team to lead our High-Performance-Computing business”, says Eyjólfur Magnús Kristinsson, CEO of atNorth. His extensive leadership experience, customer-centric ethos, and in-depth knowledge of the industry will bolster atNorth’s HPC provision as we strive to meet the significant demand for our services most efficiently”.

I am thrilled to join atNorth as we continue to drive innovation in the data center and HPC industry”, says Daniel. atNorth’s extensive growth plans and high-quality leadership make for an exciting journey, and together, I am confident that we can meet the future needs of the industry by utilizing the best in sustainable high-performance infrastructure”.

atNorth’s commitment to building a world-class executive team for its continued expansion is evidenced by the recent appointments of a number of high-profile industry leaders: Anders Fryxell as CSO, Erling Gudmunsson as COO, Fredrik Jansson as Chief Strategy and Marketing & Communications Officer and Stephen Donovan as Chief Development Officer.

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