The Design and Renovation of the University of New Hampshire Research Computing & Instrumentation Center
The University of New Hampshire (UNH) was established to provide comprehensive Information Technology and Instrumentation services. Their challenges were existing Computer Room Air Conditioners (CRAC) were no longer supported by the manufacturer and the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems were outdated and starting to fail, creating significant reliability concerns. They chose LEDG to overcome from these challenges. LEDG proposed and implemented a POD-based approach for the UNH RCI. Each pod has its own UPS power, cooling, and telecommunications and a new rack layout optimized airflow management and maximized the available space in the RCI, which created substantial room for expansion. The results of deploying LEDG POD were on time, on budget project estimated to save the UNH 527,000 kWh per year.