Datacenter test facility

Influence the design of the new mega Datacenter test facility

Publicerad: 6 november 2014

We are planing is to build a new, huge datacenter test facility in Luleå. If all goes well with planning, funding and execution, the facility is fully accessible during the spring of 2016. The datacenter will consist of 2000 sq m, 2 MW of electric power and 5000 servers and will be hosted by SICS. Influence the design of the datacenter by signing up for the half day workshop Nov. 27, in Luleå, choose between 8.30-12.00 or 13.00-16.30.

More information
We are working towards creating a green cool experimental datacenter facility as a research hub for development of innovative ideas. It is also for collaborations between leading academia and industry within the field.  The datacenter research infrastructure will provide a state-of-the-art datacenter facility, adaptable for research needs, as well as a creative work environment with office space and meeting places built on green and climate-friendly technologies.

The challange will be to build a facility for future research, i.e. we don't know what projects will use the facility and we need to be visionary. The building and its infrastructure have to be flexible, general, robust, manageable and future-proof. We have to envision future projects and technologies and translate them into a general technical specification that will guide the design.
To achieve all this, there will be four workshops, two held in Luleå (one for researchers and one for companies) and two in Stockholm.

The Challenge
To build a facility for future research, i.e. we don't know what projects will use the facility, we need to be visionary. The building and its infrastructure have to be flexible, general, robust, manageable and future-proof. We have to envision future projects and technologies and translate them into a general technical specification that will guide the design.

Your Task
- We invite you to become a partner and an influencer contributing at workshops to help envision the future of this facility.
-  We want you to be speculative, visionary, demanding and challenging!

If you are ready to take on this challenge with us, we want you to prepare a 1-page description, for the upcoming workshop, with an exemplifying future study, experiment, test or implementation you could be interested to perform. The study and challenge should be described (aim, methodology). The need of equipment such as power gears, cooling equipment, communication boxes, server types, measurement equipment, analysis tools both software and hardware, connections, prototype builds, other hardware needed, building functionality, etc. would be attached to the extent you like. The more relevant your content, the more you will influence the layout of the initial requirement of the datacenter test facility.

The Workshop content
- Introduction of our mission with the DC test facility
- Division into working groups
- Presentations of your suggested research visions
- Structured collection of future lab needs, based on all your preparation and the discussions.
- Each group is supported by process experts

All notes and your material will be used for continued work after the workshop by facility experts translating them into technical requirements. All input material will only be made available for the team preparing for the datacenter test facility. If NDAs are necessary please provide it beforehand.

Sign up to the half day workshop Nov. 27, choose between 8.30-12.00 or 13.00-16.30 at LTU, in Luleå Delta-salen, D770. Sign up here:

http://simpleeventsignup.com/event/52739-invitation-to-pre-design-workshops


"Cloudberry" is the Vinnova funded Vinnväxt kick-starter datacenter project that will host the workshop. For more information about the LTU Cloudberry project see: http://www.cloudberry-datacenters.com/