High Performance Computing Center for Modeling and Simulation
A 24-story, 695,000 SF private and public development in conceptual planning, to be anchored by Georgia Tech and built and programmed around high performance computer modeling and simulation:
- Institutional academic research needs
- Big data sets for clinical and genomic medical informatics companies
- Computational finance modeling for banking and investment companies
- High performance data and network applications by computing and communication services firms
- Genetic modeling by biotech and medical firms
- Computational and actuarial modeling by insurance firms
Georgia Tech will facilitate development of the project by entering into a long-term lease for not more than 50% of the space with a private developer who will construct and finance the project, subject to GT approval, and lease the remaining space to commercial companies whose uses are supportive of the project's objectives. The project will be located in Technology Square in Midtown Atlanta.
|Conceptual Building Program
- Support the economic development of Atlanta and the State of Georgia through creating jobs, new tax revenues and a technology cluster.
- Further the promotion of Technology Square as Atlanta's most desirable neighborhood for technology- and scientific-based companies.
- Enhance Georgia Tech's position as a thought leader in development and use of technologies to solve the grandest scientific and engineering challenges of the 21st Century.
- Drive anticipatory innovations in High Performance Computing to best serve a diverse research community by converging industry, research and educational leadership in a dynamic, world-class environment.
- Enhance scientific modeling and simulation at Georgia Tech by providing a cost effective, sustainable and long-term home to high-performance computing.
- Provide effective (access, layout), attractive (space, stacking, views) and flexible academic and educational support space to Georgia Tech at an efficient cost of occupancy.
- Strengthen Georgia Tech's competitiveness in recruiting students, faculty and staff, Tech's development efforts with alumni and the general reputation of the University by keeping campus and its adjoining neighborhoods a great place to learn, live, work and visit.
- Strengthen the urban environment of Technology Square by increasing the work-day or 24-hour population and providing appropriate street level retail.
- Exemplify high standards of planning, design and sustainability.
- Employ innovative high-performance computing design, engineering and technology.
- Provide an exciting and unique HPC showcase element that makes the project an Atlanta destination.
- Provide high-performance computing and data center space to commercial companies and become the de facto center for excellence for high performance computing in Atlanta.
- Highly leverage existing telecommunications network infrastructure with a signature expansion in one of the most desirable areas in the City of Atlanta.
- Redevelop an unsightly neighborhood adjoining the Tech campus.
- Give preference to the identified site, but consider other sites that can access the W. Peachtree St. fiber network.
- Create a development that is financially sound (concept, marketability, fiscal strength of developer, proposed financing, rates, reasonable assumptions, will compete in marketplace) and provides an appropriate risk/reward to the projects owners.
- Create a new ecosystem based around a unique facility modeling high-end computational/network/data-intensive hosting defining the future in trans-disciplinary research, eco-friendly practices, and public/private partnerships.
- Abundant, reliable, low cost power
- Robust network connectivity
- Georgia Tech
- Low risk from natural disasters
- Accessibility, air and highway
- Feasibility - 2013
- Select developer - 2014
- Design - 2014-15
- Approvals, Leasing, Finance - 2015
- Begin Construction - 2015
- Occupancy - 2017
- Access to robust network connectivity
- Modularity of data center space
- Modularity of HPC services - cooling, network, power
- Collaborative, Intellectual - researchers, private industry, academia, students
- Research on high-performance computer ecosystem
- Live, work, play environment
- Georgia Tech brand - one of the nation's top universities
- John Majeroni, Executive Director, Real Estate Development