Building AI capacity is essential to the future of our company, and supporting AI workloads at scale requires a different approach than scaling to support our regular online services. Our new data center design will support the next generation of AI systems. We are building an increased level of flexibility into our design, which will allow us to pivot in response to shifts and changes in the AI space.
The new design will have fewer but denser racks to support large scale AI clusters, allowing us to have a smaller footprint while serving the same capacity as our previous data center designs. This design was created with efficiency at the forefront. Each data center going forward will be optimized for water and energy usage depending on the site/region, and will continue to incorporate sustainable features to ensure efficient facilities. We anticipate this design will also be faster and cheaper to build.