[vcf-midatlantic] Princeton data center visit
laurakid7 at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 28 01:13:42 EDT 2019
bummer. would have been cool to see
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On Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:49 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
Only two or three people expressed interest in seeing the Princeton U.
data center, and I had a different reason to be on their campus today,
so I asked for a last-minute tour and my contact their obliged.
They have multiple data centers. Most of them are production IT. The one
they showed me has some IT but mostly it's science:
I was blown away by how clean it is inside! :) It's almost mostly
lights-out -- I only saw two employees during the 60-minute tour, and
the lights went on/off automatically as we traversed the hallways.
Pictures (personal use only): http://tinyurl.com/y2n2g4se
The files called electric.jpg, standby.jpg, pipes.jpg, and overview.jpg
Financial.jpg is a cage with special security for one rack that's used
with credit card transactions.
Super_hp.jpg is "TIGER" -- their HPE-designed supercomputer.
IBM_9.jpg is their newest machine under construction.
I spotted some interesting older equipment (can't say what yet) which
might fit into VCF-land :), so hopefully we can make that happen.
Evan Koblentz, executive director
Vintage Computer Federation
evan at vcfed.org
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