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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