Holabird & Root LLP (Chicago) recently completed the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Advanced Computation Building addition at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The facility, believed to be the first of its kind, is served by a six-ft-deep raised access floor and unique hvac system. The floor allows for easy cable and wire management to occur in a space where technicians can easily operate underneath the hardware. The depth of the floor, and configuration of the hvac system allow for air flow, temperature and humidity to be precisely modulated, thus maximizing the possibilities for various hardware densities, types and arrangements. If needed, extra capacity can be added to the system without taking up valuable space on the computer floor.