Dell opens its Quincy Data Center, How big is it? 42MW of diesel generators deployed with an additional 42 permitted
The folks at DatacenterDynamics and DataCenterKnowledge have posts on the opening of Dell's new Quincy Data Center.
Says heat exchangers will make cloud delivery even more cost efficient at its newest data center
The official Dell press release is here.
Dell Opens New Western Technology Center in Quincy, WashingtonDate : 2/13/2012
But, I want to know how big the data center is in terms of Power. The diesel generator capacity is rated at 42 MW = 14 x 3MW Caterpillar Model C175-16. You can make your own assumptions on the IT load that would be supported by this generator capacity.
How big is the site? Here is a google maps snapshot.
It isn't that hard to find this information. Especially when a data center is near an elementary school and there is a lot of concern about the health risks from the diesel generator operations.
It was much more interesting to read the public documents than the official press release, but I guess I am too much of a data center geek. :-)
In a few months, it will be interesting to see some if the satellite photos are updated.
The 42 MW of diesel generators are for Phase 1. An additional 42 MW is approved for Phase II and III.
Public disclosure of diesel permits is here.