How a hyperscale data center is defined? According to the definition of the Ministry of Chinese Industry and Information Technology, data centers can be divided into three categories according to the scale:
1) Data centers with a scale of greater than or equal to 10,000 standard racks are hyperscale data centers;
2) Data centers with a scale of greater than or equal to 3,000 but less than 10,000 standard racks are Large data centers;
3) Data centers with a scale of less than 3,000 standard racks are small and medium-sized data centers.
New data and forcasts from Synergy Reserach show that there are nearly 900 hyperscale data centers in the world. They now account for 37% of all data center capacity in the world, and it is predicted that this figure will rise to more than 50% in the next five years. Driven by hyperscale data center, the total capacity of all data centers will continue to grow steadily.According to the firm's latest forecast data, the average capacity of hyperscale data centers to come online over that timespan will soon be over double that of currently operational hyperscale data centers. In terms of regional distribution, the United States currently accounts for nearly 40% of the world's operating hyperscale data centers and half of the global capacity, with China ranking second.
With the impact of recent artificial intelligence developments, data centers will continue to grow at a rate of more than 100 per year. The number of GPUs in hyperscale data centers has surged, so the power density of related racks and data center facilities will also need to increase significantly.