Data Center Case Study - Maui High Performance Computing Center


Maui High Performance Computing Center


The Maui High Performance Computing Center (MHPCC) is part of the Air Force Maui Optical & Supercomputing (AMOS) site based in Hawaii. Managed by the University of Hawaii, MHPCC provides critical computational support for high-priority Department of Defense activities, including simulating turbulent flows around aircraft and modeling laser beam qualities. MHPCC is chartered to serve a broad base of Department of Defense, government, academic and commercial research.

The Situation

The Maui High Performance Computing Center (MHPCC) stands at the forefront of high performance computing and provides more than 21 million hours of computing time annually to vital defense and scientific research, development and test programs. The data center infrastructure provides access to parallel supercomputing hardware, advanced software applications, high bandwidth communications and high performance storage technologies. It supports vital projects such as the study of high-power radio frequency energy weapons, the development of lasers and testing of unmanned aircraft.


  • Twelve years of uninterrupted operation at one of the world’s top supercomputer centers, despite operating in an environment subject to earthquakes and tropical storms.
  • Peace of mind delivered by reliable equipment operation and fast service response times.
  • Dynamic system architecture enables continued expansion without abandoning initial investment.
“We continue to build our critical infrastructure on Liebert power and cooling solutions because of their proven track record of providing the reliability and flexibility it takes to keep our world-class facility running smoothly.”
- Carl Shelton, facility manager, Maui High Performance Computing Center
Case Summary
Location: University of Hawaii, Maui, Hawaii
Products and Services: Liebert Deluxe Precision Air Conditioners
Liebert Series 610 Uninterruptible Power modules with System Control Cabinet
Liebert Power Distribution Units
Liebert Chiller
Preventive Maintenance Services
Critical Needs: Ensure high availability of supercomputer center using uninterruptible power and data center cooling, providing complex computing capabilities to the U.S. Department of Defense and other government agencies.

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