From Factory to DataCenter – a retrofit story

Found this video about how intel IT converted what was a high volume manafacturing facility to a high performance computing datacenter that now is on the top 500 list.   Watch Tom Greenbaum, Data Center Operations Manager for Intel IT, provide a description of this retro-fit and tour of the new facility.

Some key facts highlighted in the video

  • avoided several million $ in facility cost avoidance
  • landed traditional enterprise environment in raised floor, hot/cold aisle design in one section of facility
  • landed HPC environmet on existing concrete slab floor which enabled higher density deployment of servers
  • 6M Watt, 10K server capacity (4.7k today)
  • room to grow for future to support data center consolidation