Unique research center for big data

Luleå University of Technology, in cooperation with SICS, Swedish ICT, start the first phase of a national large-scale data center facility for testing and experimentation of cloud and big data technology.

The data-center is being built at the university campus in Luleå in the fall of 2015. The municipality, county government and county councils are involved in supporting the initiative.

Now is the start of the first phase of construction of the national large-scale data center for research and innovation in big data and cloud area. The plant is called SICS ICE (Infrastructure and cloud data centers Test Environment) and built in Luleå in  fall 2015.

- A number of datacenters, including Facebook, are in the region and there is great potential for even more, says Vice-Chancellor Johan Sterte, Luleå University of Technology. This requires greater expertise, research and technology development. The start of a data center facility in connection with Luleå University of Technology is a major and important step to achieve this.