SCD staff makes big improvements in the NCAR Computer Room
Light at the end of the hall: NCAR was closed, but the Computer Room was hopping with activity during the building maintenance shutdown on 6 April 2002. Click here to start the photo tour
by Lynda Lester
On a bright Saturday in April 2002, NCAR's Mesa Laboratory was closed. There was intermittent power, no water, and the halls were deserted -- but inside the Computer Room, SCD staff worked at high speed. They were taking advantage of the semiannual building maintenance shutdown to make numerous enhancements to the NCAR/UCAR computer and network infrastructure -- slowing down only when the pizza arrived for lunch. See also "SCD makes super upgrades in Supercomputer Room."