Many companies, especially those in the Oil and Gas Industry, need high-density deployments of HPC solutions to manage and analyze the extreme levels of computing involved with seismic processing.
CyrusOne’s Houston West campus has the largest known concentration of HPC and high-density data center space in the colocation market today.
The data center buildings at this campus are collectively known as the largest data center campus for seismic exploration computing in the oil and gas industry. By continuing to apply its Massively Modular design and build approach and high-density compute expertise, CyrusOne serves the growing number of oil and gas customers, as well as other customers, who are demanding best-in-class, mission-critical, HPC infrastructure.
The company’s proven flexibility and scale of its HPC offering enables customers to deploy the ultra-high density compute infrastructure they need to be competitive in their respective business sectors.
The Traditional Data Center Configuration
A standard rack of industry-typical servers requires 30 sq. ft. to be accommodated without supplemental cooling, and a rack that is 60 percent filled could have a power draw as high as 12 kilowatts (kW). Any standard rack of blade servers more than 50 percent full will need to be in a high-density data center or zone. Traditional data centers built as recently as five years ago were designed to have a uniform energy distribution of around 2 kW to 4 kW per rack. With the increasing use of high-density blade systems, many enterprises are finding that this design
envelope is no longer sufficient , even for traditional back office computing.