DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class data center, cloud, and interconnection services, is focusing on providing unique and purpose-built facilities for its customers and partners. The latest example is its brand new ATL1 data center in Atlanta, a space equipped and specifically designed for the thousands of computer scientists, software developers, IT leaders and professionals located within a three-block radius. The 94,000 square foot data center serves as a High-Performance Computing Center (HPCC) for partner and anchor tenant, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).
ATL1 hosts the Georgia Tech liquid-cooled supercomputer, which offers high performance computing to the institution’s faculty, professors, research scientists, graduate students and its academic and governmental affiliates. Computational scientists will run intense data-driven research in astrophysics, computational biology, health sciences, computational chemistry, materials and manufacturing.
A unique space-saving and “green” cooling technology is also being deployed at ATL1. Water cooled doors provide DataBank the ability to scale up to 100kW per cabinet without having to take up additional space for cooling. In a unique twist, the heat and waste energy from the supercomputer is transferred to the chilled water which then reaches 90 degrees and is then supplied to the building’s boilers for civilian use.
ATL1 also leverages access to Georgia Power, which is providing some of the most reliable, innovative and smart power in the United States. Network underground service provides a redundant design ensuring that building’s electrical service will not be interrupted or affected if even a single circuit or transformer fails.