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Refurbishment of the Old RZG Computer Machine Hall

Hermann Lederer

In 2001/2002, a new RZG computer hall was built as an attachment of the old room dating from 1968. Developments of demands for hosting systems at RZG, and the increasing demands of systems especially with respect of energy consumption and cooling capacity, made it inevitable to expand the RZG facilities by additionally refurbishing the old computer room and installing further electrical and cooling systems.

These works have been terminated in early December 2006 and lead to a doubling of available floor space and cooling capacity.

First Linux clusters will be installed in the new room still this year. Installation of the new supercomputer will start next year.