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atNorth appoints Daniel Persson as Chief HPC Officer

Thu 5 Oct 2023

atNorth has announced the appointment of Daniel Persson to its executive team as Chief High Performance Computing (HPC) Officer.

The appointment follows atNorth’s recent acquisition of Gompute, a provider of HPC and data centre 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 HPC services supported by a strong, dedicated leadership team to ensure client satisfaction and reinforce its market position.

“Daniel’s 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,” said Eyjólfur Magnús Kristinsson, CEO of atNorth.

Persson co-founded the HPC business 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.

“I am thrilled to join atNorth as we continue to drive innovation in the data centre and HPC industry,”, said Persson.

atNorth recently appointed a number of other industry leaders, including 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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