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Data Center Cooling Renovation - Completed
Department: Computing & Information Services
Primary Contact: John Rauser (email@example.com)
Project Overview: The main campus data center houses servers supporting university-wide, mission-critical services. The data center's cooling system is crucial to maintaining server viability and an optimal computing environment. To ensure service reliability, the data center's backup chiller will be upgraded with a new cooling system.
Goals: The main campus data center cooling renovation project will replace the existing backup chiller with a higher capacity, fully redundant cooling system. The new system will be able to cool using chilled water and refrigerant.
Benefits: A major upgrade to its critical cooling capacity will make the main campus data center more robust and less prone to failures. When completed, the primary source of cooling will continue to be chilled water from Texas A&M Facilities Services. If water temperature exceeds a specified level, the refrigerant will switch on to assist with cooling. If chilled water is unavailable, the data center can be cooled using refrigerant only. With a fully redundant system, service interruptions can be avoided if repairs are needed.
Timeline: July 2011 - June 2012