Headquarters

Montrouge, France

Milestones

Launched 2010 - Partnered 2020

Founder

Paul Benoit, Miroslav Sviezeny

PropTech Vertical

ClimateTech / CloudComputing

A/O Team Members

Gregory Dewerpe, Othmane Zrikem

Qarnot is a fast-growing French company, founded with a revolutionary vision for tackling climate change. The Qarnot team is highly skilled in developing both the distributed cloud computing infrastructure and accompanying hardware products. Qarnot is the first company to offer climate-conscious, high-performance computing (HPC).

Qarnot uses energy to run high-performance computing while leveraging the heat generated by microchips to heat residential units and sanitized water in commercial buildings. It reduces the CO2 footprint of computer servers by 78% compared to traditional data centre solutions. As the need for HPC continues to grow in many industries (banking, pharmaceutical, 3D animation, etc) the market for Qarnot will grow substantially in Europe.

  • Qarnot provides economical and ecological cloud HPC on a disruptive platform.
  • Qarnot designs and develops Q.rad, a computing heater embedding microprocessors as a heat source and connected to the Internet.
  • The company has built three generations of computing heaters with multiple CPU’s and sold it to construction companies looking for heaters for new buildings.
  • Qarnot offers affordable HPC to avoid data center costs related to infrastructure, maintenance, and cooling.
  • Qarnot is the only cloud computing provider to serve the three major French banks: BNP Paribas, Société Générale, and Natixis.
  • Across France, nearly 1,000 social housing units are heated by Qarnot. In Bordeaux, Qarnot’s technology is being used to heat an entire building using heat generated by computers (Bordeaux – Gironde Habitat – 346 QH-1) – a world first.
  • Qarnot Computing is focused building distributed, economical, ecological and sovereign infrastructure, with the continued installation of QH-1 computer heaters (buildings), QB-1 digital boilers (water) and QS-1 computing racks (warehouses).

At A/O PropTech, we are looking to invest in companies that intersect ClimateTech and PropTech. In other words, companies enabling the decarbonisation of the real estate industry, of which Qarnot Computing is an excellent example.

 

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