Carnegie Mellon University

Physical Co-Location

Physical co-location services offer rack space for rack-mountable gear, network connectivity, and power for department-owned university equipment. The Computing Services data center facility offers:

  • An on-campus location
  • Emergency power by generator and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
  • Redundant power distribution in the racks
  • Environmentally-controlled space
  • Fire suppression
  • Restricted access for authorized users


Departmental IT staff, faculty, and graduate students with sponsored projects.



On-site Assistance
Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Note: Fees are billed annually, in the Spring.

Item Fee - Year 1 Fee - Year 2
and Later
Rack Unit (1 RU) Space $275.23 $25.05
Device or Machine $143.33 $15.58
Network Connection $271.72 $45.29