Data centre hosting

The Redwood data centre is a state-of-the-art machine room designed to minimise energy use.

All the heat produced by the supercomputer is enclosed in a hot-aisle containment cube and cooled using an innovative water-cooling system from APC. By only targeting the hot air from the cluster and not cooling the entire machine room, a significant proportion of energy is saved compared to a conventional data centre installation.

Systems hosted in the data centre benefit from:

  • APC Hot Aisle Containment cubes, with all cabinets and In-row RC Units in situ. APC Symmetra UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) units provide power to all the systems, and all components are on UPS power
  • cabinets housed on a solid concrete floor with all pipes and power run in the ceiling void
  • FM200 Fire Suppression System
  • environmental and power monitoring systems
  • secure area and CCTV
  • three external ‘Turbomiser’ Units maintain the chilling infrastructure for the water-cooled racks
  • backup generator.

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