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Innovating Data Centre Technologies

Bringing the Next Generation of Data Centres to Life Learn More
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Training Data Centre Professionals

Educating Tomorrow's Leaders in Data Center Innovations Learn More
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Solving Data Centre problems

Serving Industry Patrons with End-to-end Solutions Learn More

News

Cinnos and CIRC will host a joint open house on September 17, 2016 at the McMaster Innovation Park.

CIRC welcomes its latest member, doctoral student Hossein Moazami. Hosein will work with Dr. Souvik Pal in advanced thermal management technologies for data centres.

CIRC and Cinnos to jointly participate at the 36th GITEX technology week in Dubai from October 16-20, 2016.

About

The Computing Infrastructure Research Centre (CIRC) has been founded to bring transformative changes in the way data centres and other forms of computing infrastructure are designed, built, and operated. CIRC is the first data centre research facility in Canada and among very few others worldwide, and boasts a pioneering model of university-industry collaboration. Its research is market-focused and needs-driven, ensuring that its resources are fully leveraged in solving problems that create value to industry and society.

Research

CIRC is the first data centre research facility in Canada and among very few others worldwide, and boasts a pioneering model of university-industry collaboration. Its research is market-focused and needs-driven, ensuring that its resources are fully leveraged in solving problems that create value to industry and society.

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    Holistic Design Strategies

    Optimize design, operations, and maintenance through data-driven models.

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    Thermal Management

    Intelligent systems that only cool active components.

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    Energy Management

    Minimize parasitic losses by adapftively scaling power-conditioning and backup.

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    Intelligent Control Systems

    Marry load distribution with infrastructure "overhead" expenses.

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    Autonomous Monitoring

    Wireless sensors for real-time data, and algorithms to interprete them.

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    Modular Components

    Package all functions into "lego" blocks.


Education

CIRC subscribes to the “McMaster Way” of education: experiential learning. It is the only centre in Canada, and among very few others worldwide, that can provide hands-on learning opportunities in the design, operations, and maintenance of data centres (DCs). Presently, CIRC provides excellent research opportunities for graduate students, both at the masters and doctoral level, and postdoctoral fellows. Further, we welcome undergraduate students for short research internships and long term capstone projects. Notable features of CIRC’s education initiatives are:

Innovation Focus
CIRC’s mission in education is to prepare students to participate in the innovation economy. Towards this, all projects and programs are designed with a keen focus on customer discovery, market examination, and product placement

Continuous Industry Engagement
Through close ties with nearly a dozen industry partners, CIRC offers the opportunity to participate in one of the fastest growing industries in close proximity during the course of study

Training Day
Once per quarter, CIRC organizes training day, featuring structured hour-long sessions on core scientific concepts and engineering tools, presentations on what’s new, and interactive brainstorming sessions. The sessions are open to the entire McMaster community

Entrepreneurship Training
All students outstanding entrepreneurial support network of the southern Ontario to foster startup ventures whenever possible

Service

CIRC is the only centre in Canada, and among very few others world-wide, with an industry focused yet vendor-neutral environment for conducting studies concerning the design, operations, and maintenance of data centres. Towards this, CIRC has (1) a reconfigurable data centre, which can be quickly modified into a desired configuration, (2) dedicated laboratories for thermal and electrical testing, and (3) a shop for rapid prototyping of components.

The CIRC team and facilities are available to indsutry patrons for enhancing their business needs, or develop strategies for new opportunities.

Membership

Shape the future of technological paradigms through a seat on CIRC's Advisory Board alongside industry thought leaders.

Test Facilities

Our data centres and diagnostic equipments are available for testing your design hypotheses.

Facility Advice

Our lead research engineers can advise you on how to minimize CapEx and OpEx in your facilities.

Training

Use our data centre space to give hands-on training to staff, or have us design courses unique to your needs.

partners

CIRC enjoys patronage by many partners from the data centre industry, both emerging and established, and other engaged members of the McMaster community.

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The Team

The CIRC team comprises research staff, management staff, faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students at doctoral, masters and undergraduate levels

Suvojit Ghosh

Ishwar K. Puri
Founding Academic Director & PI
Thermal Management

Suvojit Ghosh

Suvojit Ghosh
Managing Director &
Co-Founder

Suvojit Ghosh

Rong Zheng
Principal Investigator
Networks & Analytics

Suvojit Ghosh

Douglas Down
Principal Investigator
Scheduling & Stochastic modeling

Suvojit Ghosh

Ranil Sonnadara
Principal Investigator
High Performance Computing

Suvojit Ghosh

Ghada Badawy
Principal Research Engineer
Infrastructure Management

Suvojit Ghosh

Souvik Pal

Principal Research Engineer
Thermal Management

Suvojit Ghosh

Abdel R. Abdel Fattah

Principal Research Engineer
Energy Management

Suvojit Ghosh

Rehan Sajid

Research Analyst
Equipment Repository

Suvojit Ghosh

Peying "Jennifer" Tsai

PhD Student
Modular Components

Suvojit Ghosh

Mohamed Hamouda

PhD Student
Autonomous Monitoring

Suvojit Ghosh

Seyedmorteza Mirhoseininejad

PhD Student
Energy Management

Suvojit Ghosh

Hosein Moazami

PhD Student
Thermal Management

Suvojit Ghosh

Suchitra Nayak

MASc Student
Modular Components

Suvojit Ghosh

Chenhe "Frank" Li

MASc Student
Autonomous Monitoring

Suvojit Ghosh

Kathryn Thorn

Exchange Student (U. of Glasgow)
Thermal Management

Suvojit Ghosh

Hatim Rehman

Undergraduate Student
Autonomous Monitoring

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Computing Infrastructure Research Centre
McMaster Innovation Park Suite 401A

175 Longwood Road South

Hamilton Ontario L8P 0A1

Phone: (289) 489-8766

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