University of Colorado officials have early-stage plans to build a new data centre on the east campus, a project estimated to cost between US$6 million and US$9 million. The idea - presented to the Boulder Campus Planning Commission - is to begin bringing some of the smaller data centres now scattered throughout the campus in dozens of locations under one roof. Now, the smaller units need to be cooled individually, said Wayne Northcutt, a CU architect and facilities planner.
The university has identified 70,000 sq ft of data centres on the campus, which are costing the school around US$500,000 a year to operate and require separate security measures.
Source: Daily Camera