University of Michigan’s New EcoPOD Opening Soon

The University of Michigan is getting ready to commission their new HP EcoPOD shown in the artist rendering below.

They have a nice slideshow of the EcoPOD being installed and even highlight the EcoPOD on their Information and Technology Services Facebook Page..

With the continued growth of university high performance computing centers as well as social networking, search, and other hyperscale sites, more customers every day are considering HP’s EcoPOD and other modular data center solutions for their rapid deployment capabilities as well as energy efficiency. The Ann Arbor Michigan site offers a great climate to take advantage of the EcoPOD’s free-air cooling capabilities while the high efficiency direct-expansion cooling units shown on the roof ensure the 40 racks of IT equipment the EcoPOD is capable of holding can operate at full capacity even on the hottest summer days.

More information on the University of Michigan EcoPOD can be found on the university’s web site and in their recent press release.

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About Marc Hamilton

Marc Hamilton – Vice President, Solutions Architecture and Engineering, NVIDIA. At NVIDIA, the Visual Computing Company, Marc leads the worldwide Solutions Architecture and Engineering team, responsible for working with NVIDIA’s customers and partners to deliver the world’s best end to end solutions for professional visualization and design, high performance computing, and big data analytics. Prior to NVIDIA, Marc worked in the Hyperscale Business Unit within HP’s Enterprise Group where he led the HPC team for the Americas region. Marc spent 16 years at Sun Microsystems in HPC and other sales and marketing executive management roles. Marc also worked at TRW developing HPC applications for the US aerospace and defense industry. He has published a number of technical articles and is the author of the book, “Software Development, Building Reliable Systems”. Marc holds a BS degree in Math and Computer Science from UCLA, an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from USC, and is a graduate of the UCLA Executive Management program.
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