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MSI Computing Facilities

The Marine Science Institute provides support for both scientific and administrative computing needs. MSI’s server room (located on floor 4L of the Marine Science Research Building) is cooled by dual chillers that are connected to the campus chilled water loop.  Back-up for electrical outages is provided by a building generator.  As many as 60 servers and virtualized servers representing a wide range of research projects are housed in this room and are managed by MSI’s Director of Computing.  Data storage needs are handled by a fluid data storage network that dynamically moves enterprise data to the optimal storage tier based on actual use.  MSI also provides desk top support for over 300 networked devices located in the Marine Science Research Building as well as providing wireless access points for visitors.