The new PSD server room,
the sub-basement of
This is the place where the JFI/MRSEC servers have now been relocated to, which is a
shared space we now cohabit with other departmental IT groups in the division, including Geo-Physical Sciences, Chemistry,
ASCI Flash, Computational Institute, and Mathematics.
For JFI, the move was imperative, since the air conditioning system in the old server room
in Room 147 of the Research Institutes building was approximately thirty years old, and expected to fail at some point
in the near future. The amount of heat generated by the machines in a server room is sufficient to increase the temperature
in the room to over ninety degrees Fahrenheit very quickly, leading to machine failures and possible damage from overheating,
so the air conditioning issue was a very important reason why we relocated our facility.