UT Austin partners with Japan on energy efficient data center

UT Austin’s Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), renowned for operating some of the world’s most powerful computing resources, can now lay claim as a leader in the use of renewable energy to improve the energy efficiency of large data centers. The $13 million project, funded by the Japanese government’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, involves installation of a 250-kilowatt solar farm to power new computers at the TACC research facility in North Austin. For more, read the press release and articles in the Austin American-Statesman, the Texas Tribune, and the Austin Business Journal.