The Los Alamos project expanded the computing capability of what was already the world’s largest computing facility in 1990.
The four-story facility originally housed eight Cray supercomputers and supporting equipment, as well as over 3,000 tons of HVAC chiller systems capable of cooling those units. The condenser water system for the project flows through a series of custom designed in-ground ceramic cooling towers with plascite lined concrete sump basins. These rugged towers allow for the year-round operation of the computer cooling systems in the harsh winter environment of Los Alamos.
General Contractor: GE Johnson
Mechanical Contract Value: $4,219,365
Date Completed: 1990