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Startup Cerebras System's new AI supercomputer Andromeda is seen at a data center in Santa Clara, California, U.S. October 2022.

Rebecca Lewington/Cerebras Systems/Handout via REUTERS

Hard Numbers: Electricity drain, Coal in demand, Ignoring AI, Deal for Palantir, China’s chip fund

9.1: The nonprofit Electric Power Research Institute estimates that data centers will drain up to 9.1% of US electricity by 2030. Last year it was just 4%, but the rise of artificial intelligence has placed newfound demands for easily accessible computing power.

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