October 28, 2013 to November 1, 2013
University Of Michigan
America/Detroit timezone

The CSC Kajaani datacentre

Oct 28, 2013, 2:00 PM
340 West Hall (University Of Michigan)

340 West Hall

University Of Michigan

1085 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 US
Oral presentation IT Facilities & Business Continuity IT facilities and business continuity


Ulf Tigerstedt (CSC Oy)


Early 2013 CSC (the it centre for science in Finland) powered up the new datacentre on Kajaani, 600 km north of the offices. The datacentre focuses of energy efficiency and cost-cutting, but the design and implementation was not easy.


Globalization created free space in factories in smaller cities of Finland. This has created a insurge of datacenters using cheap cooling, stable political systems and stable hydroelectric power.
Currently the datacentre hosts a Cray XE30 supercomputer and a supercluster/cloud infrastructure in addition to the common storage for both systems.

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