A steam leak at a building being constructed to house Indiana University’s supercomputers has forced school officials to replace $4.2 million in equipment, reports the Associated Press. IU architect Bob Meadows says the leak occurred in January in a temporary heating system at the new IU Data Center in Bloomington.
He says repairs could set back construction of the $32.7 million project by three months, with completion now scheduled in July. No computers have been installed in the Data Center, but generators and battery backup systems in the building must be replaced. Meadows says the leak occurred over a weekend and wasn’t discovered until workers returned the following Monday. The bunker-style building is built two-thirds underground.
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