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  • 2.8 PETABYTES!?!?! (Vatican Library being digitized)

    03/09/2013 6:27:57 AM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | March 7, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    At InfoDocket there is a story describing the project to digitize the Vatican Library.Get this! EMC Corporation has today announced that it is providing 2.8 petabytes of storage to help the Vatican Apostolic Library digitize its entire catalogue of historic manuscripts and incunabula (a book or pamphlet printed before 1501). One of the oldest libraries in the world, the Vatican Apostolic Library holds many of the rarest and most valuable documents in existence including the 42 line Latin Bible of Gutenberg, the first book printed with movable type and dating between 1451 and 1455. Do you remember “Doc’s” reaction to...
  • Hot Idea for a Faster Hard Drive

    02/16/2012 8:16:39 PM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 7 February 2012 | Jim Heirbaut
    Enlarge Image Laser-induced switching. Experimental images showing two small domains with magnetic orientation up (white) and down (black). Each laser pulse reverses the direction repeatedly. Credit: Johan Mentink; Richard Evans (inset) An ultrashort heat pulse can predictably flip a bit in a magnetic memory like the one in your hard drive. The surprising effect could ultimately lead to magnetic memories hundreds of times faster and more energy efficient than today's hard drives. It also provides a way to control the direction in which a bit is magnetized without applying something else that has a direction, such as a magnetic...
  • CERN Generates 1PB of Data Per Second ( That is 1,000 Terabytes per second )

    06/26/2011 5:24:28 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    HardOCP ^ | Sunday June 26, 2011
    f you think you have gigantic storage problems with your computer data, think again. The experiments at CERN are generating a staggering 1 Petabyte of information every second of each experiment running on the Large Hadron Collider. I dont know what they pay the IT staff there, but Im sure it isnt nearly enough. "To analyse this amount of data you need the equivalent of 100,000 of the worlds fastest PC processors. CERN provides around 20 per cent of this capability in our datacentres, but its not enough to handle this data," he said.