IBM has been chosen to supply a high density cooling solution at the University of Melbourne’s new datacentre, Data Hall 2, which goes live late this year.
The facility was built for the university’s new IT initiatives including cloud and research computing.
The three-year service contract entails IBM Global Technology Services installing a cooling solution with rear door heat exchange to Data Hall 2 along with a number of third-party racks and datacentre management tools. Support and maintenance will also be provided.
IBM’s patented rear door heat exchange was a major drawcard for the University of Melbourne.
“The Rear Door Heat Exchanger allows us to design the layout of the data centre according to a computing paradigm rather than a cooling paradigm - our equipment layout is not contingent on the location of the cooling. It lets us have any density, anywhere. This is important as our high density computing requirements increase over time,” University of Melbourne infrastructure services director, Peter Sack, said in a statement.