1. SERVER RACKS
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  3. COOLING

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Strategic Computing Complex & Computer Platform Upgrades

  • Controls
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Sustainability

Home to some of the most powerful supercomputers in the world such as, Q-Machine, Roadrunner and Trinity, Los Alamos National Laboratory’s secured supercomputing facility known as the Nicolas C. Metropolis Center for Modeling and Simulation or simply, the Strategic Computing Complex (SCC) needed to upgrade the facility to prepare for the most recent Trinity platform upgrade.

LANL wanted to make energy conservation a priority and shifted to an economical warm-water cooling technology. The new cooling plant utilizes water from LANL’s sanitary effluent reclamation facility which will save water usage. The most recent platform upgrades designed by B&P included retrofitting the piping, pumping and cooling infrastructure for direct warm-water-cooling. The power to the computer floor was expanded to 24MW with the ability to bring an additional 10MW to the floor.

B&P had an integral role in the MEP design of the original SCC building from conception to completion. In addition we’ve completed over a dozen infrastructure projects to upgrade the facility for numerous supercomputing platforms since 2004 to the current upgrades for the future Exascale Class Computer scheduled to arrive in 2020.

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Location

Los Alamos, NM

Industries

Laboratories

Government

Mission Critical

Sustainability

100% Evaporative Cooling

Economical Warm-Water Cooling Technology

Wastewater Treated & Reused for Makeup Water

Size

307,749 Square Feet

Cost

$131 Million

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