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 Building

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.

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Cooling System

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.

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