Idaho National Lab Opens Computing Research Facilities

Published 11-1-2019
  • Idaho National Laboratory - Collaborative Computing Center
  • Idaho National Laboratory - Collaborative Computing Center
  • Idaho National Laboratory - Cybercore Integration Center
  • Idaho National Laboratory - Collaborative Computing Center

    Courtesy of Idaho National Laboratory.

  • Idaho National Laboratory - Collaborative Computing Center

    Courtesy of Idaho National Laboratory.

  • Idaho National Laboratory - Cybercore Integration Center

    Courtesy of Idaho National Laboratory.

Idaho National Laboratory opened two new computing research facilities in Idaho Falls in October of 2019. Designed by Flad Architects, the $90 million project will accommodate joint research with Idaho State University, Boise State University, and the University of Idaho. 

The 67,000-sf Collaborative Computing Center (C3) is a high-performance environment where government, academic, and industry partners can explore computer modeling and simulation technologies to develop new nuclear materials and energy solutions. Housing two supercomputers, the flexible facility is laid out using standardized pods featuring movable furniture and relocatable utilities for maximum flexibility. Measuring roughly 36 by 40 feet, each pod supports 12 to 15 people and opens onto a shared two-story interaction space.

The 80,000-sf Cybercore Integration Center (CIC) will enhance the resiliency of the nation's critical infrastructure systems. The facility offers advanced electronics labs, reconfigurable research space, training and demonstration areas, and office suites. 

Ground was broken on both structures in April of 2018. The Collaborative Computing Center and the Cybercore Integration Center are owned by the state of Iowa, managed by Battelle, and leased to Idaho National Laboratory.

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