UCSD Colocation Facilities

SDSC colo facility

If you choose to purchase your own rack-mount compute equipment, house it in a campus colocation facility (data center) to:

  • Save precious lab space
  • Protect your investment
  • Prevent theft/damage/unauthorized access
  • Ensure adequate power/cooling
  • Comply with OSHA standards
  • Be an energy-saving champion

San Diego Supercomputer Center

SDSC colo facility

A state-of-the-art, climate-controlled, secure 220-rack data center with a 24/7/365 operations/”remote hands” staff and 10Gbps (or nx10Gbps) network connectivity, SDSC easily supports large or small installations and can ensure compliance with many regulatory requirements such as HIPAA, FISMA, FERPA etc. SDSC Colo has 20Gbps connectivity into the campus gateway to the Internet, providing high-bandwidth connectivity to both on- and off-campus sites.

The Campus fully subsidizes the SDSC rack rate for UCSD users. NGN subsidizes the cost of network connections for qualifying installations.

This facility is especially well suited to installations that must demonstrate regulatory compliance; that require monitoring and high uptime; that require backup power; and large installations.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

A state-of-the-art, climate-controlled, secure 60-rack "dark" (unstaffed) data center with 24/7 keyless controlled entry. Up to 10Gbps network connectivity. The SIO CoLo provides free colocation services to personnel at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (purchase of a network switch may be required). Locking racks are available.

The Vice Chancellor of Marine Sciences subsidizes the cost of the SIO CoLo facility.

This facility is especially well suited to installations by SIO customers; that require secure access for sysadmins; that require backup power; and small to moderate sized installations.

AP&M Data Center

A climate-controlled, secure data center in AP&M offering conditioned power with emergency backup and up to 10Gbps network connectivity, the facility houses collocated equipment for EVCAA partner organizations at no cost. AP&M currently provides UPS power, cooling, access control, network connectivity and basic installation assistance.

This facility is best suited to small- to medium-sized Academic Affairs administrative/instructional installations.

For more information or recommendations, contact research-it@ucsd.edu