In April of 2011, the University of Utah broke ground on a renovation to consolidate multiple production centers into a central multi-tier data center in support of their diverse program mix, which includes the university’s Center for High-Performance Computing (CHPC).
The transaction will aim to create more powerful mission critical facilities operations and data center services offerings
January 21, 2019
"As we’ve increased our focus on the mission critical market, we’ve seen that CCG has the same commitment and reputation," said Anthony Karakatsanis, president and CEO of Morrison Hershfield. "This merger is a perfect technical and cultural match for our employees and clients, and I am very proud to have CCG join our firm.”
As the saying goes, the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. On a data center project, some tailored software can often point things in the right direction. Novices and grizzled veterans alike would be wise to peruse some of these options for maximizing their new construction and retrofit results.
Are we headed for a scenario reminiscent of big-budget disaster films? Maybe not. But when it comes to water usage, it’s time for engineers to put down the popcorn and embrace a new role: designer of more responsible data centers. Optimizing cooling towers, boosting the CoC, and considering your WUE are just three steps for maintaining the flow of information while minimizing the flow of H2O.
To this day, the greatest surprise of my life occurred when I was a young student at Berkeley Junior High. At the year-end assembly, unexpectedly, I heard my name called as they announced the recipient of the Seventh Grade Citizenship Award.
What aspects of bleeding-edge data center thought can I incorporate for leading-edge designs? What is the future of the compressor in these environments? Or the future of a designer who doesn’t ask questions like these?
Engineered Systems magazine’s May 2019 issue examines the role of HVAC systems and power in critical facilities via the University of Utah’s new, LEED Gold-certified Downtown Data Center; the role of codes and standards in mission critical facilities; why an engineer should consider a product’s functional requirements during the specification process; and much more.