Idaho National Laboratory Grand Opening

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) formally opened two new buildings that are intended to give students and researchers across the state access to supercomputing and cybersecurity resources. The buildings broke ground in 2018, and a year later, officials celebrated the Collaborative Computing Center (C3) and Cybercore Integration Center (CIC) at a ribbon-cutting held on Oct. 14.

The collaborative nature of the project will provide educational facilities for all of the Idaho state schools to train their students in cybersecurity, computer science, and computational science. This will help students get the proper training in their job fields, without having to leave the state.

This new building is required to house a brand new supercomputer, which will take several months just to install because the existing computing building doesn’t have enough power.

Both buildings are two stories, with 66,000 square feet at the C3 and 79,000 square feet at Cybercore. About 85% of the Cybercore building is high security, with some offices available for workers who haven’t yet received security clearances. ESI Construction and J.E. Dunn Construction were the construction manager/general contractor. Flad Architects was the architect.

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