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Datacentre Awards

14 December 2008

Recognising Excellence in Facility Design and Operation

Data Centre Dynamics - Awards Finalists 2008


In addition to being a finalist in the BCS IT Awards, ARCCA and Comtec are finalists in two of the Datacentre Awards 2008 categories:

  •  Innovation in the Medium Datacentre
  •  Leadership in the Public Sector

These awards recognise innovation and reward excellence in facility design and operations not only in the UK but across Europe. It provides a showcase for the professionalism and ingenuity of solutions based on energy consumption, data protection and business accountability.

ARCCA's nomination demonstrates our commitment to supporting the green agenda of the University, deploying energy efficient solutions where possible to reduce the carbon footprint and the energy consumption of the Supercomputer. This is further endorsed by Merlin's position in the Green Top500* making it second most efficient supercomputer in UK academia (164 MFlops/Watt) and one of the Top three most powerful systems (20.12Tflops) in this sector.

Further information about these awards can be found on the Datacentre Dynamics website and the press release:


* The Green Top 500 provides a ranking of the most energy efficient supercomputers in the world.