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.

CFT Janus HPC Super Computer

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. Allocations of a portion of this resource are now available to the university community.

 

Critical Facilities Technology Designs 1,300 Sq.Ft. Data Center for Cherry Creek Instructional Support Facility

The Cherry Creek School District engaged CFT to help produce a data center design for their new 1,300 square foot facility. Working alongside Cator, Ruma & Associates and the Rimrock Group CFT was able to meet and exceed the school districts’ criteria for rack space, efficiency and modularity.

The final solution consists of 36 racks, in-row cooling architecture, a 250kW UPS, rack power distribution and data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software to monitor all aspects of the facility. All racks are fed in a 2N configuration utilizing dual 150kW PDU’s in each of the two (2) pods. The UPS can be scaled from as low as 100kW to 250kW using modular, hot-swappable, 25kW power modules. The CCISF is yet another example for how CFT can tailor fit a solution to fit any customer requirement.

Education

  • Arapahoe Community College
  • Cherry Creek School District
  • Colorado Mountain College
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Colorado State University
  • Community College System of Colorado
  • Douglas County School District
  • Metro State University
  • Montana State University
  • Montana Tech University
  • Pikes Peak Community College
  • Red Rocks Community College
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • University of Colorado - Center for Community
  • University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado - Denver
  • University of Montana
  • University of the Rockies
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Wyoming
  • Western State Colorado University

Healthcare

  • Boulder Community Hospital
  • Bozeman Deaconess Hospital
  • Centura Health Care
  • Cheyenne Regional Medical Center
  • Children's Hospital
  • Community Medical Center
  • Craig Hospital
  • Evan's Army Hospital
  • Longmont United Healthcare
  • Memorial Hospital
  • Northern Colorado Medical Center
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Rose Medical Center
  • Salud Family Health Center
  • Sweetwater Health and Human Services
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • University of Colorado Dental
  • University Physicians Inc. (UPI)
  • VA Hospital
  • Valley View Hospital

Co-location

  • Cologix
  • Data 102
  • Greenhouse Data
  • Internap
  • NewCloud
  • Ptolemy Data Solutions
  • Verizon Business

Enterprise

  • AAA
  • Abound Solar
  • American Medical Response
  • Ameritrade
  • Aspen Snowmass
  • ATI
  • Avago
  • Avaya
  • Avitus
  • AXS TV
  • Baker & Hostetler
  • Ball Aerospace
  • Bal Seal
  • Bank of Choice
  • Baxa
  • Bridgepoint
  • Bright Horizons
  • Browns Compounding Pharmacy
  • Cheyenne Public Safety
  • Credit Union of Colorado
  • Crested Butte Ski Resort
  • Cricket Wireless
  • COBank
  • Cogent
  • Comcast
  • Commnet
  • Dalbey Education
  • Datalogix
  • Davita
  • Denver Gas and Electric
  • Denver International Airport
  • Digital Globe
  • Echostar
  • EMC
  • E Street Communication
  • FedEx
  • Fentress Architects
  • Fidelity Exploration
  • Four Seasons
  • Front Range Internet
  • Fusion IO
  • General Dynamics
  • General Electric
  • GeoEye
  • GoGo Wireless
  • Green House Data
  • H&H
  • Hunter Douglas
  • IBM
  • iCat
  • i-Cubed
  • IHS
  • Independence Plaza
  • Integer
  • Intrado
  • Intel
  • Inverness Hotel
  • IREA
  • ION Geophysical
  • ISS
  • Johnson & Wales
  • KMGH
  • Kroll Factual Data
  • Lathrop and Gage
  • LENA
  • LGS
  • Lexmark
  • Lextron
  • Lincoln Financial
  • Longview
  • Lockheed Martin
  • LSI
  • Lucent
  • Mercury Payment Systems
  • Merrick
  • Microsoft
  • Microtech-TEL
  • MGM
  • MoneyGram
  • Native American Bank
  • Navigant
  • NetApp
  • Neustar Multimodule
  • New Cloud
  • New Frontier Media
  • NexGen Storage
  • Next Action
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Numerica
  • Old Mutual Capital
  • Oracle
  • OtterBox
  • Passtime
  • Plum Creek Timber
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Qualcom
  • Quantum
  • ReMax
  • Rock Springs Bank
  • Safeway
  • SAIC
  • Shopathome
  • Spectranetics
  • Specialized Load Services
  • Starz
  • Statline
  • Sungard
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Tabor Center
  • Test America
  • T-Rowe Price
  • 3T
  • TD Ameritrade
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Viaero Wireless
  • Washington Corporations
  • Way Out West
  • Webroot
  • Xcel Energy

Government

  • Buckley Air Force Base
  • Camp Pendleton
  • City of Arvada
  • City of Aspen
  • City of Denver
  • City of Grand Junction
  • City of Lakewood
  • City of Parker
  • City of Pueblo
  • City of Thornton
  • City of Wheat Ridge
  • Colorado Department of Corrections
  • Colorado Department of Education
  • Colorado Springs Utility
  • Denver Gas and Electric
  • Denver International Airport
  • Denver Water
  • Denver 911
  • Douglas County, CO
  • Douglas County Sheriff Department
  • Fort Carson
  • Grand Junction Police Department
  • Greeley Public Safety
  • Joint Forces Readiness Center - Cheyenne, WY
  • LaPlata County
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • National Renewal Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • Peterson AFB
  • Pitken County
  • Pueblo County
  • State of Wyoming
  • United States Department of the Interior
  • Warren Air Force Base
  • Wyoming Air National Guard
  • Wyoming Energy Resource Center

Oil/Gas/Mining

  • Anadarko
  • Anglogold
  • Antero Resources
  • Cimarex
  • Climax Molybdenum
  • CML Metals
  • Encana
  • Henderson Mine
  • Heritage Gas
  • MarkWest
  • Schlumberger
  • SM Energy
  • SourceGas
  • Wyoming Refinery

 


Critical Facilities Technology (CFT) specializes in the design and construction of high-efficiency, high-reliability "Green" Data Centers. CFT partners with consulting engineers, contractors, and end users to provide the highest level of competence in design and implementation for mission critical needs. CFT represents the top manufacturers in the industry including APC by Schneider Electric and Russelectric in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana.