The US$1.7 billion facility that is being built by the NSA in Utah is based on four big halls filled with servers and cables plus a vast space for technical support and administration. Photo: AP

NSA's information behemoth to swallow a library a minute

Deep in Mormon country, thousands of labourers have worked for two years to build a US$1.7 billion facility that will provide a new home for the NSA's exponentially expanding information store. Sited on an unused swath of a National Guard base, by September it will employ about 200 technicians, span 93,000 square metres and use 65 megawatts of power.