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New data center planned at Forrestal

Plans for a new University data center at the Forrestal Campus are under way. Set to open in 2011, the new facility will become home to the Terascale Infrastructure for Groundbreaking Research in Engineering and Science Center (TIGRESS), as well as the general administrative and academic computing systems. Systems currently housed in the data centers in 87 Prospect Avenue and the Lewis Library will relocate to the new facility.

The new center will provide improved electrical and cooling capacity and will allow for potential partnering with the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Design plans for the new facility meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System’s silver rating. The plans also anticipate growing computing needs and support expansion to a data center double in size.

For more information see the University news announcement ‘Princeton announces plans for new computing research center at Forrestal.'