Chronic electrical surges at National Security Agency's (NSA's) new $1.4 billion datacenter in Utah have destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars of machinery and delayed the facility's opening for a year, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Ten meltdowns in the past 13 months have prevented the NSA from using computers at the new datacenter. One official described the problems, known as arc fault failures, as a "flash of lightning inside a 2-foot box." The failures create explosions, melt metal, and cause circuits to fail. Nobody knows what's causing the problems and the agency isn't sure it knows how to fix it, sources told the Journal, although an NSA spokewsoman said the problems have been "mitigated."
Bad enough these guys are spying on Americans. They could at least do it on time and under budget.(Source: rust.bucket)