For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Wishing you and your family the blessings of Christmas this holiday season. During this time, we reflect and want to say thank you to our customers, partners, and friends in the industry.
We look forward to working with you in 2015!
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5/8/12: Critical Facilities Technology and Data Center Delivered have been awarded the prestigious Green Enterprise IT (GEIT) Award for the design and implementation of a customized prefabricated modular data center for the University of Colorado-Boulder and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR.) The GEIT Awards showcase organizations that are pioneering energy-efficiency improvements in their IT and data center operations.
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) joined with the University of Colorado, Boulder, and the University of Colorado, Denver, to bring additional supercomputing resources to the Colorado Front Range area. Through this collaboration,
NCAR has obtained access to approximately 10% of a new 184-teraflops Dell supercomputer system called “Janus.” The Janus supercomputer at the University of Colorado, Boulder is one of the largest container-based supercomputers in the world with 342 Dell c6100 servers and an estimated peak performance of 184 Teraflops.
Faced with extreme time constraints, CFT collaborated on this HPC project that leveraged rapid deployment technologies to design, build, and test off-site a fully customized pre- fabricated data center. “We were extremely excited to collaborate on such a challenging project.” stated Robert Strong of Critical Facilities Technology. He went on to say “We knew that we were on an especially aggressive time schedule, with a very sophisticated array of power and cooling systems to be implemented. The only way we could accomplish such a daunting task was through the co-design process. This process specifies the design of the facility in parallel to the design of the HPC resources.
The primary benefit is that the complete solution can be designed and implemented in approximately the same amount of time as the design and implementation of a large-scale HPC resource alone.” Janus is housed on the CU-Boulder campus and has a high-speed networking connection to the computing and data storage systems at the NCAR Mesa Laboratory.
This past month, the CFT team particpated in the No-Shave November in which we put away our razors and promoted cancer awareness. Below are photos of the results of growing our facial hair for one month. Matt took the (monkey)business of No-Shave November a little too seriously in a photo with his daughter.
We are halfway through November and CFT is keeping the razor in the drawer and letting our facial hair grow wild and free! The purpose of No-Shave November is to bring cancer awareness by growing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and donate to the American Cancer Society. Support our mission and donate today on the American Cancer Society website. Visit our Facebook page for updates and to vote for your favorite look for the CFT team! We will post final results photos at the end of November.
On behalf of the entire CFT team, we want to say "Thank You" and give a shout out to our Professional Engineer friends! Our society depends heavily on your engineering contributions in the sustainable energy world. Thank you for your help in inspiring and encouraging the younger generation of people to pursue engineering careers and solve 21st Century problems.
For additional information on National Engineering Week, click HERE.
Congratulations to the following Engineering Week Contest Winners! You may find these lucky engineers strolling around town with their very own APC by Schneider Electric beverage containers. Don't miss any of our upcoming events and promotions...Be sure to LIKE our CFT Facebook Page and stay tuned for more!