The NSA is Baltimore Gas & Electric's biggest customer, even before the expansion.
"Tomorrow we'll also be interviewing William Binney, the whistleblower who worked at the NSA for over 30 years and quit after they started targeting innocent Americans. He has some fascinating insight on exactly what the agency does, and with the data center being built in Utah, has a message to deliver to us.
What questions would you like us to ask him?"
Meanwhile entire families are on the streets and there is rampant unemployment. I thought the government was supposed to be for the people, not against them.
That's more than 1000x the total annual internet traffic. With a budget of a few billion USD, a yottabyte is several orders of magnitude beyond current market rates.
2 billion USD in hard drives = 10 million 4 TB drives = 40 Exabytes = 6 GB per person in the world
These datacenters are so sophisticated, they are generations beyond the commercial facilities of today. You can imagine the new facility being built will be the cutting-edge, processors and systems years away from commercial use.
...with no redundancy whatsoever, and that's raw capacity, not usable. Crazy talk.
Any way you look at it, a yottabyte is going to occupy an enormous amount of physical space.