Construction in Center Green 2 Machine Room
For a commentated tour of this nightmarish summer, visit the CG2 Construction Page!
On August 8, 2003, CGD's Machine Room was flooded from above when the
construction crew left large holes on the roof covered only with sheets
of plastic. A hail storm destroyed the plastic, causing water to flood
the whole building. CGD's Machine Room was on the 2nd of 3 floors. When
ISG head Mark Moore arrived Friday night after being called by NCAR Security,
he found waterfalls flowing over CGD's servers. Miraculously, our servers
suffered no immediately apparent damage that night, despite an ungraceful
poweroff (Mark pulled the plugs once he saw the waterfalls flowing over
Drywall Dust Contamination
CGD's computers were located in a construction zone for
most of the Summer of 2003. In addition to the damage caused by the flood,
CGD's servers were abused by a thick covering of drywall dust. The construction
crew did an inadequate job of protecting this sensitive electronic equipment.
Miraculously, the servers did not suffer any immediate damage from this
dust. They were cleaned before
they were relocated to their permanent home at the Mesa.
Raising the Floor
UCAR Facilities made us move our servers from one side
of the room to the other in order to raise the floor. The plastic sheeting
was supposed to help protect the sytems from the metal shavings,
etc, created in this part of the construction project. It helped a little.