NSA data center will use 1.7M gallons of water per day to read your email

Geek- Data centers are notorious for using a lot of power and other resources, but residents of Bluffdale, Utah are a little annoyed by the volume of water that will soon begin flowing to a new NSA facility. When it is completed in September, cooling the massive collection of servers will require as much as 1.7 million gallons of water each day. That’s no drop in the bucket when you’re in the middle of a desert like Bluffdale happens to be.

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Settler2929d ago

Damn, NSA employees drink a lot of water.

SJIND2928d ago

1.7 millions gallons a day, I wonder how much in electricity, technical man power, security.

Lord_Sloth2928d ago

I suppose SOME1 has to read my emails. Lord knows I don't.

cheetorb2928d ago

Waste of water, waste of time, waste of money, waste of resources, waste of (supposedly) talented people.

Typical government.

Sashamaz2927d ago

They raised our water prices telling us that it is running out...

C4BL32928d ago

That's going green for yea

ChrisW2928d ago

Considering that the building has an LEED Platinum status... They are VERY green!

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