Survey Indicates Need for High-Performance Scientific Computing

Information from a fall 2005 IET survey on high-performance scientific computing was provided to the UC Davis Architects and Engineers department as supporting documentation to the feasibility study for a data center expansion. The feasibility study, which was completed in April, indicates that a $2.8 million investment would be required of the existing data center, but that even this is inadequate to meet the ever-growing campus demand for high-performance computing space. As a result, the Office of Resource Management and Planning, IET, and Architects and Engineers have agreed to develop a feasibility study for a new high-performance computing center near the existing network operations center.