NESCC Takes on Multiple Roles Supporting NOAA's Climate Mission
An outside glance at the impressive NOAA NESCC facility.
The year-old National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) supercomputing center in W.Va. aims to improve weather and climate forecasting, play a strategic role in the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI), serve as a critical backup resource, and meet energy efficiency objectives.
The NOAA Environmental Security Computing Center (NESCC) takes on those tasks as a tenant of the I-79 Technology Park in Fairmont, W.Va. NESCC, which completed construction in October 2011, occupies about 54,000 square feet of the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center building in the technology park, which is owned by the West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation (WVHTF). The center was built with a $27.6 million investment obtained through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.
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| |Announcing the Second Annual Data Center Brainstorm and Optimize Data Center Awards
Data Center Exchange brings together the who's who in Federal data center consolidation at the 2013 Data Center Brainstorm.
On March 7, 2013, Data Center Exchange will host the second annual 2013 Data Center Brainstorm at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Government registration for this event is complimentary, but space is filling up fast. Click here to register.
This year, Data Center Exchange will address the core issues driving data center consolidation. We are bringing together the game changers in the FDCCI to share best practices, collaborate on challenges, and discuss what is needed for effective consolidation. This year's program includes sessions such as:
- Data Center and Applications - We've Rationalized: Now What?
- From Data Centers to Mega Centers
- Mind the Gap - the Disconnect of Management, Metrics, and Mandates
In addition, DCX will announce the winners of the 2013 Optimize Data Center Awards which recognize data center consolidation programs and leaders and their accomplishments.
Know an innovator in consolidation? Don't let their efforts go unnoticed. Be sure to nominate the individual or agency for an Optimize Data Center Award by January 25, 2013.
Click here to download the official Optimize Data Center Awards Nomination Guidelines
Click here to download the Optimize Data Center Awards Nomination Form
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|Data Center Dave's All Alone |
We all know Data Center Dave and his consolidation challenges. We've seen Dave through his struggles to keep up with OMB guidelines in his other adventures – The Time Machine, Psychiatrist, Levitation, and Work Out. Now he now finds himself a lonely data center in a world of cloud-based data.
Watch as Data Center Dave realizes it's lonely in his new, consolidated world. Check out Data Center Dave's latest video now, All by Myself.
|DCX Quarterly Meeting and Field Trip |
On November 8, DCX members traveled to Fairmont, W. Va. to visit the NOAA Environmental Security Computing Center (NESCC). Members were treated to a private tour of the supercomputer facility, followed by a luncheon presentation featuring the developers behind the state-of-the-art center. Presenters included NOAA, CSC, West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation, Exp U.S. Service, Inc. and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Click here to download the presentation
Stay up to date on the latest Data Center Exchange events.
Data Center Brainstorm - March 7, 2013
Data Center Exchange Quarterly Meeting - May, 2013
The City Club at Columbia Square
Stay tuned for details on this meeting
|At the Download - Data Center News and Resources |
Federal Agencies to Slash Number of Data Centers
December 19, 2012
As technology improves, the federal government's need for numerous data centers decreases. The government has a plan for dealing with this change: the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative, which is expected to reduce the number of data centers it uses by about 40 percent.
Google Data Centers: Where the Internet Lives
Google Data Centers
Take a look inside Google's high-tech data centers.
Optimization Is Key to Federal Data Center Overhaul
December 17, 2012
Closing data centers is only half the battle in the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative. The other equally important challenge is overhauling the data centers that remain to handle heavier workloads, and do so more efficiently and at lower cost than today's facilities.
DoD On Target With Data Center Consolidation
November 28, 2012
Federal Computer Week
One of every 13 Defense Department data centers has been closed under the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative, and the Pentagon has bigger ambitions -- but the cost savings so far are difficult to pinpoint.
Google's Data Centers: An Inside Look
October 17, 2012
Google Official Blog
Very few people have stepped inside Google's data centers, and for good reason: our first priority is the privacy and security of your data, and we go to great lengths to protect it, keeping our sites under close guard. Today, for the first time, you can see inside our data centers and pay them a virtual visit.
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