NSA

NSA Data Center Plagued by Electrical Problems

NSA data center in Bluffdale, Utah. (Photo by swilsonmc via Wikipedia)

The NSA’s massive data center in Utah has been plagued by electrical problems that have delayed the opening of the facility. The Wall Street Journal reports that there have been 10 incidents of arc flash “meltdowns” that have damaged equipment. Read More

What The Inside of an NSA Data Center Looks Like

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The NSA isn’t likely to allow the world a look inside the new Utah data center. But that hasn’t always been the case. A 2001 Discovery Channel documentary provided an unprecedented look inside the NSA’s facility in Fort Meade, Maryland – including the agency’s supercomputing facility. Read More

Annexation Boosts Cooling for NSA Data Center

The city of Bluffdale, Utah has agreed to annex more than 500 acres of land where the huge new National Security Agency data center will be built. The unusual move will help ensure that the facility will have access to water for its cooling systems in the event of an emergency. Read More