Computational Sciences Facility
The Computational Science Facility has 12,500 square feet of energy-efficient raised floor space for computing in support of national mission areas. The 10,000 square feet on the first floor were designed to support open science and unclassified computing. The computing space takes direct advantage of CSF's unique geothermal cooling solution, which can be up to five times more efficient than traditional cooling technologies.
PNNL is investing in infrastructure in FY11 to prepare the facility's first floor computational space to provide eight megawatts of computing equipment that will continue to support unclassified computing projects for federal agencies, including DOE, the National Science Foundation, and others. This datacenter will also host PNNL's new institutional computing capability (PIC).
Computation is a critical component of PNNL's commitment to advancing scientific discovery and solving major national challenges in energy, environment, and national security. Work is underway to equip the CSF with the necessary infrastructure to house the computing resources that will raise both PNNL and national computational research to the next level." — Mike Kluse, Laboratory Director