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28 Dec 2022

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Meta Pauses Temple, Texas Data Center Construction Due to Its Artificial Intelligence Project

Meta, a global technology company specializing in artificial intelligence (AI), has announced the pause of its construction of a data center in Temple, Texas.

The pause happened after the company formerly known as Facebook laid off the primary contractor on two data centers in Denmark, ceasing to develop the Odense expansion.

“To best serve our needs for the future, we have decided to change the design of our data center in Temple, which will result in a temporary construction pause while we update our plans,” said Meta in a statement.

“We remain committed to this community, our local stakeholders, and our supply chain partners. We will work closely with our stakeholders to transition this project design as efficiently as possible.”

The original plan was to create a facility that would host and store large amounts of data for AI-powered research and development. However, as the industry has grown, so has the complexity of AI projects requiring more sophisticated infrastructure and resources.

As a result, Meta has decided to pause the construction project to reevaluate its needs and determine if the existing plans are still suitable. The company will use this time to explore other options and resources that will enable them to achieve its goals while staying competitive.

Meta remains committed to its mission of helping make AI accessible to businesses around the world. The company is confident that by taking a moment to assess its current situation and consider different options, it can create a data center that meets its requirements for quality and innovation.

By taking this step, Meta is demonstrating its commitment to staying at the forefront of the ever-evolving AI industry. As an AI research and development leader, Meta must ensure its projects are up-to-date with the most advanced technology available.

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