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Iceland’s Thor data center is to be home to a new supercomputer, serving the needs of researchers hundreds of miles away across the Atlantic in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Iceland’s data centers benefit from the country’s cool climate and abundant geothermal power, as well as high speed connectivity to both Europe and North America. Despite Iceland’s apparent benefits, customers have not been as quick to fill its data centers as many presumed they would. A high profile project such as this should help to put the island firmly on the map.