First Customer, a few scooped pics

While I'm not the first to have some information on our first customer Project Blackbox installation, I am the first to post a few of these great pics from the site that Russ Rinfret sent my way!

In case you were under a rock (like me), here are a few informative articles and sites on the installation at Stanford Linear Accelerator (SLAC):

Here is an awesome link to a QuickTime collection of images that catalog installation of the container. Remember the advantages of the 20' container that Sun has chosen:


  • Industry standard lifting / moving equipment
  • Much more portable than a 40' cousin (though you have to guess we are looking at that for efficiency and customer requests)

Over the course of the video there are a lot of great things to note:


  • The complete and utter lack of photo-shopped images as the crane plucks the container off the truck bed and places it on the pad
  • The addition of insulation on the inside of the doors when they are opened (note how smooth the interior hatch doors are...increased insulation, increased efficiency)
  • The movement of the container with the rack and equipment in place

For those that are not-so-inclined to view the video and be entirely happy, here are a few of the pictures I promised!

Here is a shot of the SLAC container hanging around off the crane:

A shot of the crane operator positioning the container on the concrete pad:

And finally, a nice, soothing shot of the data center proving that computing is simply a utility that can be efficiently and serenely placed among the vegetation and out of the way.

Congratulations SLAC and thank you for your support. Enjoy your data center!

(Oh yeah, I updated the "North America" Tour Map below with the SLAC image, click through to the SmugMug Gallery, as always).

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Oh yeah, I updated the "North America" Tour Map below with the SLAC image, click through to the SmugMug Gallery, as always

Posted by ilan on February 02, 2008 at 01:55 AM MST #

(Oh yeah, I updated the "North America" Tour Map below with the SLAC image, click through to the SmugMug Gallery, as always).

Posted by rixoyun on July 11, 2008 at 06:34 PM MDT #

good blogger in the

Posted by cenkoyun on July 15, 2008 at 11:06 PM MDT #

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