ORNL Breaks Ground on a New Computational Sciences Building
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory began construction
of a new 300,000 sq.ft. laboratory and office building. Approximately 170,000
sq.ft. will house the Center for Computational Sciences with a new 40,000
sq.ft. computer center and office space for 350 staff members.
The computer center will provide state-of-the-art facilities for modern
high-performance computers. Features include a three-foot high raised floor
with a cable management system installed under the floor, up to six megawatts
of power for the computers with separate power systems for the cooling and
the rest of the building and facilities for both air and water cooling of
computers. Additional laboratories in the building will support scientific
visualization, geographic information systems, intelligent computing systems,
computer science, data communications and both quantum and optical computing.
Artist's drawing of the Computational Sciences
Building (blue) and the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (green)
The Computational Sciences Building will become the
primary data networking hub for ORNL with terminations of ESnet, a Qwest
Lamda Services link to Atlanta to connect to Internet 2, and the main fiber
loop connecting ORNL with the other DOE facilities in Oak Ridge.
Construction began in March 2002 with completion expected
in June 2003.
CSB Construction Update: October 3, 2002
View from atop the 6000 area silo
View from old lab entrance
View from White Oak Avenue
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