Indiana's New Supercomputing Center

A video look at Indiana University's new 82,700 gross square foot data center, which includes three 11,000-square-foot computer equipment rooms, 13 miles of cabling, two flywheels and two diesel generators, and is engineered to withstand an F5 tornado.

Indiana University has opened its new 82,700 gross square foot data center, which includes three 11,000-square-foot computer equipment rooms, 13 miles of cabling, two flywheels and two diesel generators, and is engineered to withstand an F5 tornado. The facility, which cost $32.7 million to build, will house the university's high-performance computing operation and supercomputers, known as Big Red and Quarry. "IU has a real data center now," says Matthew Link, director of systems at the university, who said the expansion was critical to continued growth of the school's IT systems. During the moving-in process, the IU team moved 41 racks of equipment with more than 7,000 computing cores in seven hours. This video runs about 5 minutes.

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