The NSA’s Huge New Data Center Keeps Having Meltdowns And No One Knows Why

Source Link: Business Insider

The National Security Agency’s new $2 billion Utah data center keeps suffering from costly meltdowns and government officials are not sure of the cause,  Siobhan Gorman of The Wall Street Journal reports.

NSASince August 2012, there have been 10 electrical surges that have prevented the NSA from using computers. One official described them as “a flash of lightning inside a 2-foot box.”

Each meltdown caused as much as $100,000 in damage. The center requires about 65 megawatts of electricity to run, at a cost of more than $1 million a month, and the surges are probably connected to the electrical system’s inability to simultaneously run computers and keep them cool.

The Army Corps of Engineers (ACE), which is overseeing the data center’s construction, disagrees with contractors on a number of issues, noting that the causes of the meltdowns “are not yet sufficiently understood” despite contractors’ assertions the “root cause” had been uncovered.


In a report, an ACE team notes that the government has incomplete information about the design of the electrical system. It also found that regular quality controls in design and construction were bypassed in an effort to “fast track” the Utah project.

The million square-foot data mining complex is meant to serve as “the NSA cloud,” James Bamford, author of the book The Shadow Factory: The NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America,” wrote in Wired last year. The center will be fed data from the agency’s eavesdropping satellites, overseas listening posts, and secret monitoring rooms in telecom facilities throughout the U.S.”

One Fox News report said that the center has the potential to store as much as 5 zettabytes (1 zettabyte = 1 billion terabytes = 1 trillion gigabytes). With just 1 zettabyte (1024 exabytes) of space, the NSA can store a year’s worth of the global Internet traffic (which is estimated reached 966 exabytes per year in 2015).

Gorman notes that the agency currently “collects the phone records of nearly all Americans and has built a system with telecommunications companies that provides coverage of roughly 75% of Internet communications in the U.S.”

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33 thoughts on “The NSA’s Huge New Data Center Keeps Having Meltdowns And No One Knows Why

  1. Duh.It's called "THE PLAN"……To free Earth from SCUMBAGS like the NSA RATS, and others.Ongoing for 40 YEARS + — NOW culminating.Drake says that facility will make a fine Amusement Park.Heh heh.(By the way, avoid Dinar and Dong — you can't handle thatmuch money)

  2. Soon, by the way, I'll be able to say NOTHINGabout Dinar & Dong.A severe NDA will be in place for all foreign currency people who have exchanged.And, like the carrot said……

  3. i love how cowards speak with such bravery standing behind anonymity the truth is the nsa is a victim of psycho kinetic attack but to call them victims is like calling satan an angel its kinda the truth if u wanna call that the truth

  4. so long as there is government there will be mass TYRANNY that has been proven throughout history wich in fact is only his story and when i say his i mean the one who claimed victory so in fact his story tells on himself

  5. 12:07 (A Dumb Dustbins)YO…A Dumb,From your "PAGE" on Google:"Adam hasn't shared anything with you.People are more likely to share with you if you add them to your circles."So you're JUST AS ANON as anyone else, Mr Bullshit.I'll eat my words IF you post your personal contact info HERE idiot:_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________OR, are you just a bloated sack of bullshit ???TaTa

  6. did i push a buton there anon thanks for leting me know i did what i set out to do im not anonymous my former slave # is 402312321 feel free to use it but it will only lead to more problems for u but unlike u im not scared and i dont respond in fear u r a SHILL and thats y u dont use ur name

  7. i would just like 2 point out that weather u use ur name or not they have ur I.P. address so they know wher u live they have been to my house broke into my vehicles and tried to accuse me of cookin meth(witch i would never do considering my wife is the main person of interest in a murder investigation)but the simple facts r ritiousness will always win and no body no crime at least in kentucky

  8. if u dont believe me watch the news it was in sheperdsville ky and her name at the time was Lesley Smith and the man she was accused of killing was Chad Smith her husband at the time just remember freedom is not free and if it were not for those hillbilly's like me u would still live under the crown lol autocorrect on hillbillys came up as stillbirths thats hillarious

  9. i only deleted it to add more to it i dont let cowards into my circle my address is 5134 georgetown rd frankfort ky pone # 502 695 9266 and its dizzy dikskins i would tell u that my last name is a derivation of a NATIVE name ea DEERSKINS but then u would accuse me of planing to come wage war with my hatchet and bow while riding my painted pony only to rape your virtuous white women and enslave ur children the only thing im realy trying to say is that if people would put there NAME behind their beliefs instead of being an anonymous andy maybe things could change so i hold u as a coward and turncoat and i want my beads and indigenous homeland back

  10. who is duckie? he didnt have to bate me whats he gonna do sign me up for obama care u people seem to think that ur lives should revolve around these #s that r assigned to u y dont u go walk threw the grass barefoot and maybe u will c what life is truly about the problem with these #s is they only go 1 way where as in real life all things spread in all directions at all times this false reality u reside in is self induced go out and experiance the world instead of jerkin off on this number cruncher all the time

  11. But your here posting in the false reality too Adam Deskins so maybe you should practice what you preach?. Duckie aka DuckSoup is the blog troll @ 12:43. He is easy to recognise in this reality ;>)

  12. You mentioned Drake the Fake. I can't stomach that piece of lying shit. He's just another cabal lackey. If you see him, tell him to stick that huge red, white and blue dildo up his asshole until it's bloody raw. He'll probably enjoy it.

  13. he said so bravely standing behind anonymity i bet u guys pay the tax man even though thats just a lazy mans way of stealing u know jmmanual said if they refuse to hear truth move on so i believe my time is spent better on other things like masturbation at least that gets results and by the way im not ur MATE u live under the crown what do u know about freedom

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