Magma Design Automation Data Center Expansion

Santa Clara, California

Magma Design Automation develops software for electronic design automation (EDA) enabling integrated circuit designers to meet critical time-to-market objectives, improve chip performance, and handle multimillion-gate designs.

Howell Electric was selected to provide electrical construction, UPS systems, generator systems, and commissioning for Magma Design Automation’s request to double the size and capacity of their Santa Clara Data Center.

This project features: 1.5 Megawatt generator, 3,000 Amp 480 Volt automatic transfer switch, 3,000 Amp 480 Volt emergency distribution systems, 500 KVA UPS with redundant distribution to all server cabinets, and 70 Ton air cooled chiller with 4 large CRAC units. All work was completed with no down time to existing data center.

Project Details

  • Architect
    Archespace GWSC
  • Engineer
    Green Engineers

Special Features

  • 1.5 Megawatt Generator
  • 500 KVA UPS
  • 3,000 Amp 480 Volt Emergency Distribution System Installed with No Down Time to the Existing Data Center

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