Macquarie Data Centres, part of Macquarie Technology Group has announced a major expansion to its next data centre, IC3 Super West.
This expansion gives IC3 Super West the potential to increase its IT load to 45 megawatts, a 41 per cent increase from its original plans.
Macquarie Data Centres Group Executive, David Hirst, said “According to CSIRO, the Australian economy could gain A$315 billion by 2028 through the integration of AI. However, unlocking the full potential of AI hinges on the availability of advanced AI-ready data centres. To ensure optimal performance in training and inference of these AI models, we are designing our upcoming data centres to meet and surpass the demanding requirements for higher densities.”
IC3 Super West will be able to efficiently support the high densities and multi-megawatt power requirements of new AI chip and server infrastructure.
The new data centre will also have the cooling requirements to match, by optimising the latest in both air and liquid cooling technologies. It will also be the third edition to the provider’s Macquarie Park Data Centre Campus in Sydney’s premier North Zone. The increase in planned capacity will mean the total campus IT load could reach 63MW.
Macquarie Data Centres’ ambitious growth plans were bolstered by a A$160 million capital raise in June 2023. The Australian data centre provider announced that the capital raise would be put towards its future-focused expansion strategy which involves acquiring sites in Sydney to accelerate growth and support the AI megatrend.
Macquarie also recently added two new ultra-secure zones in its existing Sydney and Canberra data centre campus as part of a wider set of upgrades