Gallery of Time-Lapsed Datacenter Builds

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The good folks at Datacenter Knowledge have posted a series of time-lapse videos of computer room builds from Monsanto, Sandia, Phoenix NAP, and Concordia. My favorite is the Red Sky build shown below.


“The installation of the Red Sky supercomputer located in the Albuquerque, NM facility of the Department of Energy’s Sandia National Laboratories is documented in this video. The supercomputer is the 10th fastest on the Top500 list, with a sustained performance of 429.9 teraflops. Red Sky consists of 68 cabinets of Sun Constellation gear, with up to 96 nodes and 678 cores per rack. Each cabinet can each require up to 32 kilowatts of energy at full load. This system is also unique for its energy efficiency. Red Sky has an estimated Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.035, which is possible due to the deployment of the Sun Cooling Door (also known as Project Glacier) designed jointly by Sun Microsystems and Emerson Network Power.”