TACC Builds Data Center for New Supercomputer

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin announced that it is expanding the center’s current high performance computing data center to house the new Stampede supercomputer, which will be built in late 2012 and go into full production to the national science community in January 2013. The $56 million project will encompass a machine room and raised floor expansion, a separate building to include the transformer yard, a location to house the chillers, compressors and cooling towers, a tank for thermal energy storage, and an additional seminar room for training. The funds will also pay for the long-term upgrades to support the infrastructure of future projects. In this video Dan Stanzione, Deputy Director, Texas Advanced Computing Center talks about the power and cooling requirements of the expanded facility. Run time is about 2 minutes, 45 seconds.

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