Source: Enterprise AI | June 17, 2020
GIGA Data Centers, LLC (GIGA) announced the company is building its newest datacenter in Oak Ridge, TN. GIGA secured unanimous approval of its PILOT Program application from the Oak Ridge Industrial Development Board the prior week, obtaining tax incentives for the next seven years.
The new facility will use an updated design of GIGA’s highly energy-efficient WindChill Enclosure, similar to one used currently in its CLT-1 Data Center supporting the Charlotte, NC metro area. The Oak Ridge datacenter has access to multiple fiber-optic carriers as well as High-Reliability substations fed by the TVA with green and renewable electricity. In addition, the Oak Ridge facility represents the latest in datacenter innovation to cost-effectively support the higher power requirements needed for high-performance computing and storage in AI, healthcare, manufacturing, and many other industry segments. The datacenter will also provide the closest proximity to the supercomputers and databases operated by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), including Summit, the world’s fastest supercomputer, and access to the 140 research and commercial networks supported through ESnet. The datacenter will offer the lowest-latency solution for companies seeking access to this elite level of scientific compute service, and provide an ultra-high efficiency, forward-looking facility that will reduce colocation costs, compared to standard datacenters using raised-floor cooling.