Building A Sturdy Data Center Roof

This brief video shows a huge crane hoisting roof beams that weigh 50 tons apiece into place atop the new Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS).

We've seen a lot of videos that look at various aspects of data center construction, including many time-lapse videos providing an accelerated view of the process. Here's a new one: a video that focuses on the construction of the data center roof for the new Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) in Lugano. This 1-minute clip provides a sense of the infrastructure for a strong roof, which is an important consideration in buildings where heavy equipment will be stored on the rooftop. Each roof beam is 35 meters long and weights 50 tons, and are moved into place by a mobile crane that weighs 380 tons.

For more coverage of information about supercomputing, check out our High Performance Computing Channel. For additional video, check out our DCK video archive and the Data Center Videos channel on YouTube.

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