This high-performance computing (HPC) data center engages new corporate partners, faculty with research interests in modeling and simulation, sensor network providers, students and entrepreneurs from young start-up companies, and network, computer and infrastructure providers. This eclectic group of hosted companies and programs constitutes a new social model of the “research-to-commercial” path. This center models the best practices of these concepts.
At full buildout, the data center will have service for over 9MW of critical load, including multiple levels of system redundancy and power densities. As the anchor tenant, Georgia Tech houses its Research and Enterprise computing, serviced by both high density, rack-mounted cooling and traditional air cooling. The upper floors are retail colocation space, taking advantage of the proximity to both Georgia Tech’s researchers and the adjacent Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) startup incubator.