An Innovative Centre
In this section you can find some information about the innovative building of CSCS and the use of lake water to cool supercomputers.
The construction of a building capable of hosting the nation's supercomputers for the next decades is a highly complex task due to the rapid changes in technology in this field. That is why the defining features of the new CSCS building are innovation, flexibility and ecological sustainability.
High-performance computing centres use a great deal of electricity. In order to run its new computer centre in Lugano as energy-efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, CSCS is using the natural resource of Lake Lugano to cool its supercomputers and the building.