Core Scientific Turns Former KY Steel Mill Into High-End Blockchain Data Center

U.S.-based blockchain and artificial intelligence infrastructure provider Core Scientific announced on Tuesday that it has opened a new data center for powering blockchain infrastructures.

Calling it a "premium blockchain facility," the revamped steel mill located in Calvert City, Kentucky.-- which had closed in 2016 -- now features a thermodynamically engineered building "engineered for high efficiency and temperature management,...with 125MW total power ready-now."

We are investing in the infrastructure and software solutions that help our customers maximize the performance of their servers," commented Kevin Turner, CEO of Core Scientific, in a prepared statement. "Our goal is to provide the optimized environment for the latest generation of blockchain servers, and create capacity for global customers to securely host in the stable US market."

"Our software solutions and optimization technology means that our customers earn more with Core," he continued. "As one of the largest blockchain hosting providers in the USA we are trusted by large-scale partners around the world to deliver optimized solutions."

For this project Core Scientific partnered with TVA and Jackson Purchase for power supply, and with numerous local contractors including Murtco, Collier Electric, Barnhart Crane and Manpower.

More information on Core Scientific can be found here.

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