The BSOE maintans a data center that is available to faculty and staff for server hosting. The fee for hosting a server in this room is $30 per RU per year, to offset the cost of maintaining the UPS and other server room gear. The room is covered by an industrial UPS and a back-up generator. However, cooling is tied to the campus chilled-water loop and therefore subject to outages when campus power outages exist. If an outage occurs during business hours, BSOE IT staff will install temporary cooling to keep the room operational during a power outage. Outside of business hours, supplemental cooling is not available and therefore machines should be configured to shut themselves down when the room temperatire exceeds 90 degrees. The BSOE IT staff can provide scripts to enable that on your servers upon request.
The following limitations exist:
To request that a server be installed into the BSOE server room, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.