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March 16, 2012

Posted on 03/16/2012 2:43:26 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Articles posted about the "Utah Data Center and NSA's operation "Stellar Wind" are disappearing off of FreeRepubilc, as though they were never there!


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: nsa; stellarwind; utahdatacenter
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1 posted on 03/16/2012 2:43:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Are you logged in?


2 posted on 03/16/2012 2:46:03 PM PDT by Moose Burger
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To: BenLurkin

Ruh roh!

3 posted on 03/16/2012 2:50:24 PM PDT by T Minus Four
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To: Moose Burger

I was too slow.

But he is right, just the other day I posted and there were responses. I thought it might be related to but from told me is was really .


4 posted on 03/16/2012 2:51:24 PM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: BenLurkin

Is this hugh and series?


5 posted on 03/16/2012 2:51:38 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: BenLurkin

What is a “Utah Data Center”?


6 posted on 03/16/2012 2:54:14 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Moose Burger

don’t think you can post unless logged in.
Also Ben has been around awhile and I’d give him the benefit.
Also just maybe a few folks may google it and learn, just maybe.
Course the gubmint has been doing this through Eschelon for decades. Careful what you say or post.


7 posted on 03/16/2012 2:55:30 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: GladesGuru

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/new-details-on-nsas-new-spy-center-and-secrets-from-domestic-eavesdropping-operation-stellar-wind/


8 posted on 03/16/2012 2:56:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: GladesGuru
What is a “Utah Data Center”

Dude. It's the Center where they keep Data. It's in Utah.

9 posted on 03/16/2012 2:57:16 PM PDT by tnlibertarian (nairatrebilnt)
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To: BenLurkin

Noticed that myself.


10 posted on 03/16/2012 2:58:34 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: T Minus Four

11 posted on 03/16/2012 2:58:34 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: GladesGuru
Utah Data Center

July 23, 2010 in Military Installations

The Utah Data Center (UDC) will be a highly secure 65 Mega Watt, Tier III National Security Agency datacenter facility to be located near Camp Williams, Utah. The fast-track program will consist of approximately 1 million square feet of new facilities, of which 100,000 ft2 will be mission-critical space with raised flooring, and the other 900,000 ft2 will be devoted to technical support and administrative space. Ancillary support facilities include water treatment facilities, electrical substations, a vehicle inspection facility and visitor control center, perimeter site security measures, fuel storage, chiller plants and fire suppression systems. The UDC will incorporate green building strategies and will be required to be a LEED certified facility, with the goal of obtaining a LEED Silver rating. 1

The construction of the facility has been broken into three phases.

Phase 1: 30 MW facility

A page from the 2010 Defense Budget justifications describes the initial phase of the project:

Construct 30 MW technical load data center to include modular structural components, finished flooring (both raised and administrative), ceiling, lighting, electrical, generators and associated air pollution control systems, mechanical, ventilation, and fire suppression. Also, these funds will provide utilities to include building electrical service, chilled water systems, communications, water, sanitary sewer and storm water management. Installed infrastructure will support 65MW technical load data center capacity for future expandability. The design is to be capable of Tier 3 reliability. Power density will be appropriate for current state-of-the- art high-performance computing devices and associated hardware architecture. U.S. Government and local support services will be provided. Security measures for this project include, but are not limited to a Visitor Control Center provided for data center personnel which is separate from the interim Visitor Control Center for construction personnel; perimeter security; and access control facilities. Physical and technical security of the construction site will be assured.

This project will be designed in accordance with the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS)/Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines, Antiterrorism Force Protection (ATFP) standards and Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) design standards.

PROJECT: Construct a 30 MW technical load data center and infrastructure for 65MW technical load data center capacity.

REQUIREMENT: This project is required to provide a 30MW technical load data center and infrastructure for 65MW technical load data center capacity to support mission. The project will include the following:

(1) Site
(a) Facility design goal will be to the highest LEED standard attainable within available resources and will include: sustainable site characteristics, water and energy efficiency, materials and resources criteria, and indoor environmental quality.
(b) Mechanical and electrical plants are to be housed in separate structures to prevent transfer of noise and vibrations to the data centers

(2) Facilities
(a) Data center technical load of 30 MW distributed across raised floor are the design parameters for the facility.
(b) The infrastructure support and administrative areas will be designed to support state-of-the-art high-performance computing devices and associated hardware architecture.
(c) Slab floor loading of approximately 1500 pounds per square foot (PSF)
(d) Enhancements to the building for IT and security include construction as a sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF), as well as, requirements related to Antiterrorism Force Protection (ATFP).

(3) Structural
(a) Technical load will be distributed across the data center areas.
(b) Seismic considerations are to be made in the facility design.
(c) Data center areas are to have depressed concrete slab construction with a load bearing capacity of 1500 pounds per square foot
(PSF).
(d) Facility command and control contained in a central modular office component.
(e) Facility will have a loading dock with vehicle bays, three (3) of which are to be equipped with dock levelers sized to handle tractor trailers.

(4) Electrical
(a) Technical load capacity is 30 MW with loads distributed evenly across the data center areas.
(b) Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) to either PDU level or distribution panel level if required
(c) Dedicated substation for each critical UPS.
(d) UPS and generator backup for facility systems.
(e) Generators will include Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) pollution control equipment, chemical storage tanks and feed system.

(5) Mechanical
(a) Chilled water system to support both air and water cooled equipment.
(b) Each data center area is to have air cooled and water cooled equipment with Computer Room Air Handlers (CRAHs) located external to the raised floor area. The piping headers / systems are to be designed to accommodate future expansion.
(c) Back-up capability for mechanical equipment.
(d) Cooling Towers
(e) Air distribution redundancy for CRAHs.
(f) Fire Protection – Double interlocked pre-action fire protection system for all electrical and mechanical support spaces.
(g) Wet pipe for administrative and raised floor areas per DOD standards.

(6) Security systems
(a) Video surveillance
(b) Intrusion detection
(c) Access control system

Information on Phases 2 and 3 is welcome.

Project Contractor Information

In November 2009, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held two “Industry Days” for potential contractors interested in bidding on Utah Data Center contracts. The following two lists include the complete names, address, and contact information of all attendees to these events. A briefing given at these events is also available.

Location and Construction Photos

Camp Williams
Riverton, UT 84065

Overview of Camp Williams site. UDC will be located on the west side of the highway, on what was previously an airfield.

Layout of the UDC at Camp Williams.

Site layout from a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers brief.


UDC site looking west.

Utah Data Center site prior to construction.

Construction activity at the site, photo from June 2010.

Vehicles at the construction site.

Northern portion of the site. Notice the long black cable running from the side of the road, as well as the beginnings of fencing.

Conceptual layout of data halls to be constructed in UDC.

Source notes:

  1. Utah Data Center. Louis Berger Group. Retrieved July 20, 2010. http://www.louisberger.com/OurProjects/North-America/Utah-Data-Center [↩]

12 posted on 03/16/2012 3:05:40 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: dangerdoc

“I thought it might be related to but from told me is was really .”

Well said!


13 posted on 03/16/2012 3:05:56 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: BenLurkin

Now that you mention it... I’m not finding any threads about Project Miranova Darksphere and the Schenectady, NY Impound either.


14 posted on 03/16/2012 3:06:24 PM PDT by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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To: saganite

ROFLMAO!!!!!


15 posted on 03/16/2012 3:07:53 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

Later.


16 posted on 03/16/2012 3:10:46 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican
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To: righttackle44

Is Bigfoot involved?


17 posted on 03/16/2012 3:11:48 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: BenLurkin


18 posted on 03/16/2012 3:17:40 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: BenLurkin

19 posted on 03/16/2012 3:20:39 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: BenLurkin

I googled Stellar Wind, and it seems to be an NSA wiretapping program.

Nothing new about that—it started under Bill Clinton. Although I suppose they are probably now cranking up something much more sophisticated.


20 posted on 03/16/2012 3:23:45 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Joe Boucher

You are right. Ben has been here a while.

Not even sure what Utah whatever whatever is, but don’t like it being deleted from anywhere. Now I am curious!


21 posted on 03/16/2012 3:27:42 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: BenLurkin

This thread hasn’t disappeared yet. Or has it?


22 posted on 03/16/2012 4:01:15 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Theoria

Hey. What’s going on here? Why did you suppress the photos of the black helicopter installation at this location? I sense a malevolent presence.


23 posted on 03/16/2012 4:07:41 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Libloather
Not yet, and I think it has something to do with the Blaze story coming from a source (possibly Wired.com) which FR can not link to.
24 posted on 03/16/2012 4:11:43 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Explain Utah Data Center to me, here.


25 posted on 03/16/2012 4:12:32 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: BenLurkin

Oh, and Stellar Wind. Splain.


26 posted on 03/16/2012 4:13:10 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Travis McGee
???
27 posted on 03/16/2012 4:14:25 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Dallas59

Not guilty!


28 posted on 03/16/2012 4:14:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Oh, and MESSAGE FOLLOWS.

Just had a large platter of cajun fish. Saying again, had a large platter of cajun fish. Bench pressed approximately 250 at last count. Inform clown, instruct he respond ASAP.


29 posted on 03/16/2012 4:15:26 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Theoria

Nice find. Thank you!


30 posted on 03/16/2012 4:16:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Lazamataz; Chode; La Lydia

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/new-details-on-nsas-new-spy-center-and-secrets-from-domestic-eavesdropping-operation-stellar-wind/


31 posted on 03/16/2012 4:17:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: autumnraine; Cicero; AEMILIUS PAULUS

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/new-details-on-nsas-new-spy-center-and-secrets-from-domestic-eavesdropping-operation-stellar-wind/


32 posted on 03/16/2012 4:19:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
yup...
33 posted on 03/16/2012 4:23:53 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: GreenAccord

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/SA(full).wav


34 posted on 03/16/2012 4:24:13 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: saganite

a single, lonely noun would have cleared that right up... /s


35 posted on 03/16/2012 4:26:39 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: Lazamataz
John has a large mustache. Repeating: John has a large mustache.
The challenge word is "flash", and the response must be "thunder".
36 posted on 03/16/2012 4:36:04 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: SERKIT

Received and understood. Await next instruction.


37 posted on 03/16/2012 4:39:49 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Lazamataz

Breckinridge


38 posted on 03/16/2012 4:46:18 PM PDT by steveo
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To: SERKIT
Oh my...Ben has gotten us all in trouble now....... Photobucket
39 posted on 03/16/2012 4:51:35 PM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: steveo

RESCIND. Not when clock still shows 0300 hours. ALL PARTYGOERS NOTE: BRECKINRIDGE ORDER RESCINDED by order of The Dobermann.


40 posted on 03/16/2012 4:52:23 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: BenLurkin

Whoa. The Blaze suppressed the black helicopter part, too.


41 posted on 03/16/2012 4:58:48 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Theoria
(c) Dedicated substation for each critical UPS.

I don't know who are the traitors here. I'm glad you didn't have top clearence to know about the ultra-critical FedEx info.

Over and out.

42 posted on 03/16/2012 5:01:15 PM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: SERKIT

The SHEriff is a near.


43 posted on 03/16/2012 5:11:15 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Mohammedan law every woman must belong to a man will delay the end of slavery until Islam has ceased)
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To: BenLurkin

I am re-reading “1984” after 40 years. The left embraced the book as an accusation against the right back in the day. Now, it is depressing to recognize the glide path we’re on toward marxist totalitarianism.


44 posted on 03/16/2012 5:15:16 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Lazamataz

Clown informed.

Respone: Zatarain’s; Dixie Fry; hush, puppy. Spaghetti is ready. Repeat: spaghetti is ready. Workout complete.


45 posted on 03/16/2012 6:12:04 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Islam: A Satanically Transmitted Disease spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus)
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To: BenLurkin

Nope...not at all.


46 posted on 03/16/2012 6:37:06 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Lazamataz
NI:Flash the universal disengage sign at a Rolling Thunder group driving past the designated OWS group.

Evade and await new next instruction set.

Loggon: NXTIDIOTDNCOP Pasword: B12!

47 posted on 03/16/2012 6:51:37 PM PDT by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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To: sarasmom
That was odd.
I posted and got zapped by other than FR forces.....
LOL!
48 posted on 03/16/2012 6:55:01 PM PDT by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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To: ApplegateRanch
Velveeta; hot salsa; Duke Nukem. I have a corn, Chip.

Drinking aim.

49 posted on 03/16/2012 7:02:28 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

Put some munster on it.


50 posted on 03/16/2012 7:17:02 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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