Supercomputer facility under way at the University of Illinois

August 01, 2008 |

St. Louis-based Clayco has been named construction manager for a 90,000-sf computing facility for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the National Center for Super Computing Applications. Located in Champaign, the NCSA Petascale Computing Facility will house a new IBM supercomputer, known as Blue Waters. The PCF will feature a command and system administration center, office space for 50 staff members, and a 20,000-sf machine room. The PCF will achieve LEED certification, with LEED Silver as the goal.

Other Building Team members include: Nova, a New York-based mission critical control contractor; EYP Mission Critical Facilities, Washington, D.C., as the architect; Gensler as the interior designer; Rubinos and Mesia Engineers, Chicago, as the structural engineer; and mechanical engineer Schirmer Engineering, Deerfield, Ill.

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