Company Culture

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This video follows the major accomplishments of Applied Digital from their IPO in Apr 2022 until October of 2023. It includes major announcements like – Partnerships with NVidia, Supermicro and Hewlett Packard – Opening new facilities in North Dakota – Gaining and onboarding new Cloud clients – Initiation of a Cloud AI service

Applied
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Applied Digital is a U.S. based provider of next-generation digital infrastructure, redefining how digital leaders scale high-performance compute (HPC). With dedicated and experienced leadership in the fields of power procurement, engineering, and construction, Applied Digital collaborates with local utilities to solve the problem of congestion on the power grid while stimulating the development of more […]

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Wes Cummins,CEO of Applied Digital, shares his enthusiasm for Applied Digital’s future, emphasizing the development of a robust HPC strategy. With their first facility successfully operational in Jamestown and plans to expand further in Ellendale and other yet-to-be-announced locations, he is confident that the company’s future achievements will eclipse its impressive past.

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Applied Digital envisions a future where high-performance computing data centers aren’t just functional but transformative. With meticulously designed digital infrastructure, they aim to cultivate an environment ripe for innovation. In their perspective, every element, from airflows to dynamic server configurations, are potential drivers of change. In the fast-paced digital age, Applied Digital positions itself as […]

Collaborative Essence
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Brad Barton, EVP of Real Estate Development at Applied Digital, articulates the core of the company’s culture as deep collaboration aimed at achieving common goals. He highlights the unique aspect of Applied Digital, which includes a multitude of subject matter experts. These experts, according to Barton, must synergize their diverse skills and knowledge to effectively […]

inclusive and diverse culture
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Martin Vega, the Site Manager for Garden City at Applied Digital, sheds light on the company’s inclusive and diverse culture, which he finds particularly appealing. He emphasizes the absence of discrimination and the company’s strong commitment to addressing the needs of all employees. Vega highlights the opportunities for personal and professional development that Applied Digital […]

Cultivating Success
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Roland Davidson, EVP of Engineering and Design at Applied Digital, discusses the company’s culture, tracing its roots back to the ethos instilled by founders West and Jason. He describes the company as a collective of hardworking individuals who are committed to ‘figuring it out’ and getting things done without any pretenses. Davidson highlights the egalitarian […]

teamwork
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Ray Huber, VP of Operations at Applied Digital, emphasizes the importance of teamwork and open communication within the organization. He underscores the principle that everyone has a voice and the significance of listening to each other, regardless of position or role. Huber points out that operating in silos is not conducive to success; instead, collaborative […]

Market & Product Information

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As the digital landscape continues to evolve at a rapid pace, Applied Digital emerges as a key player in reshaping data center infrastructure. In a recent episode of the AI-First Business Podcast, the spotlight was on Applied Digital’s pioneering approach to meeting the burgeoning demands of modern computing. Host Tina Yazdi welcomed Wes Cummings, […]

high-performance computing
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In the rapidly evolving high-performance computing (HPC) landscape, a groundbreaking development emerges from Ellendale, North Dakota. This innovation seeks to redefine the benchmarks of computational power and design. In the AI-First Business Podcast, host Tina Yazdi explores the future of HPC design with Wes Cummings, CEO and Chairman of Applied Digital. The discussion centers […]

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Wes Cummins, CEO of Applied Digital, highlights the foundation of Applied Digital’s success: its dedicated team of experts. In less than 24 months, the company has added an impressive 500 megawatts of capacity. This feat, according to Cummins, is credited to the company’s ability to recruit some of the best talents in the field and […]

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Wes Cummins, CEO of Applied Digital, commends the exceptional performance of the Ellendale, North Dakota facility, emphasizing its seamless ramp-up compared to previous sites. He attributes its success to the dedicated design team, labeling it as Applied Digital’s flagship location due to its size, efficiency, and operational prowess. Cummins extends his heartfelt gratitude to everyone […]

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Roland Davidson, EVP of Engineering at Applied Digital, emphasizes the company’s unparalleled capability in swiftly bringing innovations to the market. Leading a seasoned and diverse team, Davidson highlights their proficiency in power procurement, engineering, and construction, reaffirming Applied Digital’s position as an industry frontrunner.

Applied
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Roland Davidson, EVP of Engineering at Applied Digital, highlights the company’s unique strategy in digital infrastructure design. By prioritizing available commodities during the construction phase and leveraging their extensive supplier network, Applied Digital ensures timely project completions. This approach allows them to efficiently source and integrate both rare and new surplus equipment without compromising on […]

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Roland Davidson, EVP of Engineering at Applied Digital, emphasizes the company’s commitment to innovation in digital infrastructure design. By merging design and operations and constantly seeking advanced best practices, Applied Digital aims to pioneer the next era of data centers, with a focus beyond traditional industry norms.

High Performance Computing
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In today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape, the demand for high-performance computing (HPC) and supercomputing capabilities is skyrocketing. As businesses across various industries seek to harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI), automation, analytics, and complex code, finding a reliable partner that can provide comprehensive solutions becomes crucial. This is where Applied Digital comes in. Erik […]

Blockchain
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Nick Phillips, EVP of Hosting Operations and Public Affairs at Applied Digital, oversees strategic operations and collaborates with government officials to advance the mission. With nearly 500 megawatts of constructed facilities in North Dakota and West Texas, Applied Digital’s clean and efficient facilities optimize energy usage while ensuring safety. They manage mining business with a […]

Cloud Solutions
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Jason Zang, Co-founder of Applied Digital, introduced Sai Computing, the latest subsidiary of Applied Digital, at a recent event. Launched in May 2023, Sai Computing specializes in GPU cloud computing, catering predominantly to the high-performance computing and AI sectors. Their offerings span a range of services, from long-term, extensive GPU deployments under the “Reserve Compute” […]

Human Brain
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Michael Maniscalco, CTO of Applied Digital, draws a parallel between supercomputer clusters and the human brain. Emphasizing the need to consolidate information in a confined space, Maniscalco highlights that, just like our neurons quickly relay messages within short distances, supercomputers should be designed with proximity in mind. This design philosophy aids in achieving unparalleled processing […]

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Michael Maniscalco, CTO of Applied Digital, anticipates the rapid acceleration of AI development, emphasizing that its growth is expected to be exponential and possibly beyond. Noting the surge in investments and the broad market interest, he underscores AI’s transformative potential not just in economic terms but in reshaping societal structures. Maniscalco cites examples such as […]

Michael Maniscalco, CTO of Applied Digital, highlights the company's strategic decision to establish its initial data centers in North Dakota.
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Michael Maniscalco, CTO of Applied Digital, highlights the company’s strategic decision to establish its initial data centers in North Dakota. By leveraging the region’s unique low-cost power and natural cooling, they not only make the training of models cost-effective due to their high power demands but also enhance environmental sustainability. He clarifies that these centers […]

Supercomputer
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Michael Maniscalco, CTO of Applied Digital, draws an analogy between driving fast cars and the company’s offering, highlighting their capability to provide turnkey supercomputer clusters optimized for specific workloads. Emphasizing their “compute as a service” model, he underscores the flexibility they offer in catering to diverse customer needs and requirements.

Digital Frontier
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Jarrett, a seasoned professional with a journey spanning three decades in the digital infrastructure industry, shared enlightening insights during a recent discussion. Starting his career in the network world and later transitioning to data centers, Jarrett notably held a pivotal role as the COO for Digital Realty. His expertise lies in advising emerging tech companies, […]

Partnerships

Applied Digital joins AI Alliance
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Applied Digital Corporation (Nasdaq: APLD) (“Applied Digital” or the “Company”), a designer, builder, and operator of next-generation digital infrastructure designed for High-Performance Computing (“HPC”) applications, announces its an AI Alliance member. The AI Alliance is comprised of some of the leading organizations across the AI industry, including startups, academia, researchers, and the government, coming together […]

AI training
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Swarm One is preparing to launch a groundbreaking horizontal AI training platform for AI training at scale. With a focus on serving numerous customers across various industries, Swarm One aims to revolutionize the field of AI training. As the CEO of Swarm One, I have had an exceptional experience working with Applied, who provide a […]

Marathon
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Jim Crawford, the Chief Operating Officer at Marathon, praises Applied as a best-in-class site operator. He appreciates Applied’s professionalism, flexibility, and willingness to work on special projects. By partnering with Applied, Marathon is able to focus on other initiatives and allocate internal resources more effectively. Crawford believes that Applied’s consistent operations and stability of the […]

Investor Day 2023

Investor Day
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At Applied Digital’s inaugural Investor Day, speakers from various sectors of the company and its partners shared insights on the company’s strategic advancements and future goals. The event underscored Applied Digital’s role in shaping the trajectory of high-performance computing and AI technologies. Key takeaways included: 1. Expansion of capacity to hundreds of megawatts and securing […]

Building the Future
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Richard Nottenburg of Applied Digital’s Board of Directors highlights the importance of communicating the company’s vision and potential to stakeholders. He reassures that Applied’s ambitious goals are matched by their proven track record of delivery, particularly in infrastructure development for computing needs. With nearly 500 megawatts of power contracting on the horizon, Nottenburg emphasizes the […]

Revitalizing Communities
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Richard Nottenburg, a Board of Directors member at Applied Digital, describes the company’s impactful initiative of constructing data centers in less populous areas such as North Dakota. This strategy is not only advancing technological infrastructure but also revitalizing small towns by creating jobs and attracting people back to these communities, thereby contributing to their economic […]

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Richard Nottenburg, on the Board of Directors at Applied Digital, highlights the company’s specialized venture into building data centers dedicated to AI training models. These facilities are designed to support the intense demands of generative AI and large language models (LLMs), utilizing cutting-edge computational hardware tailored for these advanced technologies.

Applied Digital Investor Day
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Brad Barton, EVP of Real Estate Development at Applied Digital, discusses the grand scale and ambitious nature of their current projects. He often questions whether their plans are too large or audacious, but is reassured by the consistent feedback that, unlike others who merely talk, Applied Digital has a track record of achieving what it […]

Full Event Replay
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