The National Security Agency’s new billion Utah data center keeps suffering from costly meltdowns and government officials are not sure of the cause.
Since 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 00,000 in damage. The center requires about 65 megawatts of electricity to run, at a cost of more than million a month, and the surges are probably connected to the electrical system’s inability to simultaneously run computers and keep them cool. In addition the NSA is already pumping in 1.7M gallons of water per day into the center, trying to keep the temperature down.
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