Indiana's New Supercomputing Center

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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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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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  1. amzing

    wow.