UMass Amherst Life Science Data Center Amherst, MA
Project Location: Amherst, MA
Project Type: Renovation
Square Footage: 6,500
The facility included a 24-inch raised floor. This project entailed an initial build out capacity of 500 kW of computing power (approx. 56 server racks), while making accommodations for expansion to 1250 kW (approx. 126 server racks). The Uninterruptable Power Source (UPS) consisted of battery banks located adjacent to the server room and backed up by the existing building emergency generators. The data center cooling was achieved through a chilled water system that was provided by a new roof-mounted modular air chiller and supplemented from the existing central utility plant (CUP) chillers. A chilled water loop installed under the raised floor supplies the computer room air conditioning (CRAC) units.