Construction of the New CSCS Building Proceeds at Fast Pace

Construction of the new CSCS building proceeds at fast pace. The shell is almost complete, the roof being built these days.

The new data center will house the next generation of supercomputers, it covers an area of 2000 square meters and is void of pillars, allowing more freedom in placing the latest models of supercomputers.

The roof is currently being built using the strongest mobile crane on the market, featuring a telescoping beam that extends from 20 to 100 meters and can lift weights up to 1200 tons. Each of the eight beam weighs 50 tons and is 35 m long.

The next photo shows the future machine room.

The administrative building with in foreground the crane that will be used to mount the roof.