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The US National Security Agency plans to begin operating a new, 1-million-square-foot data center in Bluffdale, Utah, by -September 2013. The Utah Data Center is designed to analyze every nook and cranny of the Web as well as all the data passing through cellular networks at any given time. In roughly five years, the amount of data passing through the Internet could reach upwards of 950 exabytes — 950 billion gigabytes — a year, so the data center's designers have built the facility to handle a yottabyte of data — that's a quadrillion gigabytes.

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