July 6, 2009

NSA Plans Massive, 65MW, $2B Data Center in Utah

Dan Goodin

NSA looks to tap into cheap electrical power for new supercomputers.

The ultra-secretive National Security Agency plans to build a 1-million-square-foot data center in Utah as it seeks to decentralize its computing resources and tap regions with ample supplies of lower-cost electricity. When completed, the facility will require at least 65 megawatts of power and cost $1.93bn, according to news reports.

Full story at The Register

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