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Meltdowns Plague NSA's Giant New Data Center

Meltdowns Plague NSA's Giant New Data Center
Posted October 8th, 2013 @ 9:51am by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– For all its data gathering, there's something the National Security Agency seems unable to figure out: Why its gigantic new data center in Utah isn't working. The building meant to be at the center of the agency's spying operation has been plagued by electrical meltdowns that have destroyed valuable machinery and delayed its opening by more than a year, the Wall Street Journalreports. At more than 1.2 million square feet over 247 acres, the facility is one of the Pentagon's biggest construction projects and is believed to be even bigger than Google's biggest data center—but the NSA can't store anything there if the electrical system is on the fritz.

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