This investment in the Research and Learning Tower will help ensure that Canada remains a world leader in health research, and that we will continue to make discoveries that benefit children around the world.*
GARY GOODYEAR, MINISTER OF STATE FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
- Design & Engineering
- Area: 68748 M2
- Completion Date: 2013
- Angus Connect Role: Visioning, IMIT and Security System Design
Key Scope Elements
- LEED® Gold certified
- Innovative system design solutions for space savings
- Intense and sophisticated computer systems
Creative solutions were required to accommodate the extremely intense and sophisticated computer systems within the architectural constraints of this building.
Angus Connect provided a Canadian first — the design and implementation of an HPC-High Performance data centre in a healthcare research facility.
Our recommended technical solution involved an overhead communications wiring system design, using multiple cable trays with an integral cable access management system. This innovative system design solution resulted in considerable space savings over a conventional system. A conventional raised floor communications cabling system was not an option due to space restrictions.
This Data Centre, which supports data cabinets with high performance servers that use 60 KW load, required very large and fully redundant Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) and emergency generator systems to support the critical loads.
The facility has been certified LEED® Gold. The shell and core design were already well along when the Hospital’s High Performance computing group announced their intention to locate all of their high performance computing equipment into the new Data Centre.