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Utah Data Center
The Utah Data Center, code-named Bumblehive, is the first Intelligence Community Comprehensive National Cyber-security Initiative (IC CNCI) data center
designed to support the Intelligence Community's efforts to monitor, strengthen and protect the nation.
NSA is the executive agent for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and will be the lead agency at the center.
Utah Data Center Site Plan
The site plan below shows the location of the administration building, chiller plant, data halls, generators, fuel storage tanks, storage warehouse, power substations, visitor control center, and vehicle inspection facility. View the full-size Utah Data Center Site Plan
Utah Data Center Construction PhotosHere are some photos of the Utah Data Center under construction:
Utah Data Center Technical Specifications
Data Storage Capacity
The storage capacity of the Utah Data Center will be measured in "zettabytes". What exactly is a zettabyte? There are a thousand gigabytes in a terabyte; a thousand terabytes in a
petabyte; a thousand petabytes in an exabyte; and a thousand exabytes in a zettabyte. Some of our employees like to refer to them as "alottabytes".
Code-Breaking Supercomputer Platform
In October 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory launched the
Titan Supercomputer, which is capable of churning
through more than 20,000 trillion calculations each second or 20 petaflops. (1 petaflop = 1 quadrillion instructions per second).
Our Target: 256-bit AES
The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm is used worldwide to encrypt electronic data on hard drives, email systems, and web browsers.
The AES 256-bit encryption key is the standard for
top-secret US government communications. Computer experts have estimated it would take longer than the age of the universe to break the code using a trial-and-error brute force attack
with today's computing technology.
We're using a Critical Path Method (CPM) schedule to track the cost and resource data for over 26,000 activities. The project initially required over a million cubic yards of earthwork and
nearly seven miles of new roadways. The massive twenty-building complex is being completed in three phases. The first phase was completed last Fall and includes the first of four
data halls (Data Center Module DCM 1); the Administration Building; Data Center Loading and Storage; Chiller Plant #1 and storage tanks;
Generator Plant #1 with fuel system storage; Visitor Control Center; Vehicle Cargo Inspection Facility; kennel; perimeter warehouse; and fire pump building.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on May 30th, 2013
A special ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at the Utah Data Center on May 30th in celebration of an important milestone. We're inviting our most loyal partners at the local, state, and federal level who have had the vision and fortitude to enable us to build this powerful Intelligence Community data center "for the good of the Nation".
Google Streetview of Utah Data Center
Take a virtual drive along the road below to view the construction site of our new data center. Position your mouse at various points along the road and click to travel there. To rotate your view, use the map controls or click and drag with your mouse.
Click on the upper right corner to view it full-screen.
Watch Us Grow
Follow our progress on Google Maps and Bing Maps as we build our new data center.