Video: TACC Expanding to Make Room for Stampede

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This week the University of Texas at Austin announced it is funding a $56 million datacenter project to make room for the pending Stampede supercomputer.

In the academic HPC environment, we make a different set of tradeoffs than a business that would require a commercial data center. We’re less concerned about 100 percent reliability and more concerned about the capabilities we can offer when things are running the other 98 percent of the time. We don’t do as much as the commercial data centers in terms of redundancy, but we’re much more aggressive in terms of the amount of power per square foot, for instance.”

The new data center is expected to be complete in July 2012. Read the Full Story.