The current ‘counting hall’ was built in 1971 for computers using tape
The University of Goninen is building a new data center on the Zernike Campus. The RUG has a growing need for reliable data storage and high-quality computing capacity, and the current “Calculation Hall” on the Zernike Campus is very outdated.
“The current ‘Counting Hall’ was built in 1971, and sits between the Duisenberg and Mercator Building. It’s not got enough room for cooling, or power supplies, and isn’t very economical”, says Anke Breeuwsma, the technical director of CIT at the RUG.
Next month, construction of a new High Performance Computing (HPC) data center at the Grouwelerie will start. The data center is expected to be operational at the beginning of 2022, according to GIC.nl