Colocation Facility

What is the Colocation Facility?

Thayer Computing Services has made the Cummings 218a server room available for Thayer research students and faculty to house their research computers. The room is equipped with:

  • gigabit ethernet
  • keyboard-video-mouse redirection (KVM)
  • uninterruptable power supplies (UPS) (as available)
  • computer room air conditioning system (CRAC)
  • shelving for desktop form-factor computers
  • racks for rack-mount computers (as available)

Access to the room is controlled by electronic locks activated by authorized Dartmouth ID cards.

Why use the facility?

Research computers can be noisy, hot, consume large amounts of space, and demand power and network capabilities that are difficult to supply in an office environment. The colocation facility allows researchers at Thayer to put their research computers in a physical space specifically designed to handle the needs of a large number of computers.

How do I gain access to the Colocation Facility?

For access, please e-mail with the following information:

  • Your name
  • The staff/faculty contact for the (systems)
  • A description of the system(s) you wish to house in the colocation facility

Once your request has been approved, you will be asked to fill out and sign the form below so that you may be given key-card access:

Colocation Facility Form

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