Housing
Your institute computer in professional server rooms

The service Housing allows you to house your computing clusters conveniently and cost-effectively in the computer rooms of the University Computer Centre (HRZ).

User groups

The service is offered to and provided for departments and institutes at TU Darmstadt.

Service features

Housing offers...

  • Maintenance and procurement of infrastructure (e.g. air conditioning, network, electricity)
  • lockable rack compartments (1/2 rack = 18 height units, 1 rack = 40 height units)
  • air-cooled storage space (further requirements on request)
  • Security through constructional conditions and access control
  • electrical and air-conditioning infrastructure specially designed for server rooms
  • continuous access to the server rooms, in order to independently carry out administration and maintenance of the computers
  • Access to the server rooms 24 hours a day and 7 days a week
  • The computers must be suitable for 19" standard racks of the HRZ and must be installed there.
  • Cooling is done by air cooling through cold aisle containment of the racks or with water-cooled rear doors.
  • The power density is
    • max. 10kW for racks with air cooling.
    • max. 20kW for racks with water-cooled rear doors.
  • Minimum output size: a multiple of 8 height units (whole rack has 40 height units)
  • The configured computers must be fully remote-administratable.
  • The institute is responsible for the administration and maintenance of its own computers.

In addition, the server room regulations for server rooms of the HRZ of TU Darmstadt (opens in new tab) apply.

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This offer is subject to a fee.

Information about the costs (Login with TU-ID)

If you would like to use this service, please send an e-mail to .

Let us know how much space you need. We will then coordinate the details together with you.