- Location: Barcelona, Spain
- Industry: Academic
- Capacity (in MW): Undisclosed
- Energy Savings: 30% reduction in power requirements
- Highlight: Zero water consumption by using dry coolers instead of evaporative cooling towers
“We had limited space, power, and cooling. GRC’s technology made it possible to add capacity in a storage area, while reducing power requirements by 30%.”
— Vanessa Acin Portella, IT Team Leader at PIC
Created in 2003, PIC is a joint undertaking of the Spanish and Catalan governments through CIEMAT and IFAE. PIC has been designated by the Spanish government as its LHC Tier-1 centre, and it is the main (Tier-0) data centre for the MAGIC telescope and the PAU dark energy survey. PIC is also a Scientific Data Center for the EUCLID satellite of the European Space Agency and is ramping up its support for the next-generation Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA). PIC maintains a transversal innovation activity with many significant results over the years, related to software, hardware, monitoring and energy efficiency.