SLAC Datacenter Arrives by Truck

Project Blackbox headlines the SLAC Today newsletter:
“SLAC’s newest computing center—a standard 8-foot wide, 20-foot long shipping container—arrived on site Saturday morning. A crane lifted the 23,340-pound container off a flat-bed truck and gingerly placed it on a concrete pad behind the Computing Building.”
“This is a very efficient way to substantially increase our computing power without putting up a new building. We’re excited to try out this novel solution,” said Randy Melen, High Performance Storage and Computing team leader of Scientific Computing and Computing Services (SCCS). Full Story


About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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