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CenturyLink leases former missile command center for server farm

This server farm in Moses Lake used to be the command and control center for the Titan Missile Defense program.  (Server Farm Realty )
This server farm in Moses Lake used to be the command and control center for the Titan Missile Defense program. (Server Farm Realty )

CenturyLink is opening a server farm in Moses Lake. The communications company said it's interested in the space because it's mostly hydroelectric-powered, and helps CenturyLink's sustainability goals. 

But what it didn't say in a news release is that the 136,000-square-foot facility can withstand a 10 megaton bomb. It was once the command and control center for the Titan Missile Defense program, according to Server Farm Realty, which owns the building. 

Moses Lake’s high-desert climate also provides for naturally cooled air during many seasons, resulting in further energy savings, the website said. And it's got a very low seismic rating. 

The data center is starting with 8 megawatts of IT load, and will ramp up to 30 megawatts.

PC World included the building in its slideshow of the "World's Coolest, Greenest Datacentres." 




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