Cool! I have some questions:
How long before the data center is set up?
We are operational now actually with Tier 2 uptime. As we gain access to more capital for improvements we will update and upgrade to Tier 3 and maybe 4 if we start to attract the financial industry.
How many racks are you planning?
100 ultra high density racks. Each would have a capacity of 100kw of power and cooling.
How much potential space for expansion?
We could potentially expand the data center into other parts of the bunker. We had started preparing a separate space for miners where radio tech used to be located. However the way I am looking at the industry, it seems more likely it will be all delegates.
Is it powered by the grid? What are your redundant power supply options?
Grid power right now yes. Tier 2 uptime includes a 500kw 10 minute uptime UPS + backup generator. There are three other backup generators onsite we are currently in the process of getting updated. As we grow this will change.
How are you going to keep everything cool? How good is the existing ventilation? Will you need to install a new system?
Water... we have access to a virtually unlimited giant aquafer in our location that was part of the original design to supply all cooling and domestic water for the bunker. At present we have access to 120GPM.
Ventilation was designed for chemical, nuclear, or biological fallout. It works pretty good. If your question is in regards to the data node operations specifically, there are plans for minor adjustments to the ventilation, but we largely will continue to use the existing system. Heat from the servers will be recovered to assist in heating the rest of the building.
Fire suppression system?
None - Fire prevention though - YES. This is part of the node update plans. The design of the shielded node making it an ideal solution for reduced oxygen atmosphere. This is a new technology only recently developed that will prevent fires from happening thanks to lack of oxygen in the node. Instead if there is such a condition it will smolder and aspirators will detect and alert for action.
What will physical security be like in terms of physical access?
Entry requires access through a man-trap. Data and offices associated with data will only have authorized personnel. The facility is already outfitted with giant steel fire doors in each zone. We will be replacing the counter weight systems with modern magnetic locking solutions that will use biometric/pin/verified live security to green, yellow, and red zones. All personnel will be held to the strictest standards of security compliance. Our primary space will be off-limits. No immediate plans for colo with access to the facility. Managed colo is a possibility, though we don't have immediate plans to support that primarily do to the inefficiency and lowered security it introduces.
Do you live down there?
No, but I do live on the base in the home the Captain used to live in. 2 minutes away.
How zombie proof is it?
Chemical, Biological, or Nuclear shelter -- As Zombie proof as it gets.
Great questions edilliam!
If you have any more feel free!