Since 1982, the University of Warwick Science Park (UWSP) has provided an attractive, well-equipped environment for knowledge and technology-based businesses to grow.
The Science Park is a supportive environment with access to research and resources from the University of Warwick as well as an experienced in-house business support team.
The new HPC facility was built specifically for use by an academic department outside the campus and was fundamental to the success of their projects.
2bm were successful in tendering for the upgrade of a data centre together with the creation of a new HPC facility at the University of Warwick’s Argent Court Science Park. The upgrade involved improving the existing electrical and mechanical infrastructure so that the data centre could support the additional load, increase the site’s efficiency and at the same time maintain its redundancy.
As well as the upgrade work, the project also involved the creation of an HPC Data Centre by converting and upgrading an existing room – including the replacement of the entire UPS system for a more efficient solution. There was also a requirement to match the aesthetics of the existing Data Centre.
The data centre design posed exciting challenges including creating the most energy-efficient solution possible. 2bm has a very successful track record of providing 100% free air-cooling systems that always takes advantage of new technologies and best practices in order to provide the best possible solution in terms of energy efficiency and resilience.
Our detailed response closely followed the evaluation criteria as set out in the M&E specification and associated drawings together with a separate cooling system for the HPC equipment. Our equipment selection and overall design and included:
The entire project was completed within the agreed timescale of just 14 weeks.
Right from the start 2bm have been exemplary. The project team were engaging and very approachable – and they know their stuff. From their attention to detail to their technical ability, the entire team – from the site manager to the sales director –
have been an absolute pleasure to work with.