SICS ICE – data center in Luleå

SICS ICE is an open, full-scale research data center and test environment in Luleå, with the purpose to increase knowledge, strengthen the DC ecosystem, and attract researchers. It is the foundation for a new rapidly expanding Swedish industry sector.

SICS ICE, the Infrastructure and Cloud research & test Environment, is a research data center owned and operated by RISE SICS North. The facility is open to use primarily for European projects, universities and companies. However, customers and partners from all over the world are welcome to use the data center for their testing and experiments.

The mission of the ICE data center is to contribute to Sweden's position at the absolute forefront regarding competence in sustainable and efficient data center solutions, cloud applications and data analysis. The mission includes increasing innovation capability, helping product and service companies to excel, and to attract more researchers and companies to Sweden to strengthen the business nationally.

The data center is situated in an old storage building at walking distance of the Luleå University of Technology campus. There are three different modules open for testing and experiments, along with a demo space that can fit over 50 people.

Three modules

  1. The first module, a stable environment optimized for testing of IT/cloud-related applications and big data handling, has been running since February 2016. Measurement data from equipment and sensors is collected for modeling, simulation and optimization.
  2. The second module is more flexible in its physical setup and is therefore optimal for testing of facility/utility innovations. It is fitted with quick couplings for power, water and network to enable easier exchange of equipment.
  3. The third module is specifically designed for testing of the datacenter as part of the utility/energy system.

Since June 2017, SICS ICE offers Tensorflow as a managed service on the Hopsworks platform.

Please contact us for further information!

Jon Summers, scientific leader, jon.summers [at] ri.se (Jon Summers)

Tor Björn Minde, CEO RISE SICS North, tor.bjorn.minde [at] sics.se (Tor Björn Minde)

Jim Dowling, scientist at RISE SICS and responsible for Tensorflow as a managed service, jim.dowling [at] ri.se (jim.dowling [at] ri.se.)

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