Friday, June 29



At my day job, our new shipment of disks (80 x 3TB Seagate Constellation) arrived yesterday and has been installed in our existing drive arrays.

We now have over 1PB of disk storage.  (And about 80TB of SSD.)

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 05:07 PM | Comments (8) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 I've never seen anyone use "PB" as a unit of storage before. Something of a milestone.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Saturday, June 30 2012 12:27 AM (+rSRq)


I have a vague memory that in one episode of ST:TNG Data was asked for his operating characteristics, especially his neural net. And I have a vague memory that his memory was on the order of 100 terabytes. Does that sound right?

If so, you've exceeded him already.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Saturday, June 30 2012 02:24 AM (+rSRq)


Apparently I'm remembering wrong. The number was 100,000 terabytes. Which means you've reached 1%.

Which in itself is still pretty amazing.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Saturday, June 30 2012 02:28 AM (+rSRq)

4 Interesting; they came up with a very reasonable number there.  10^18 bits is a good guess as to what advanced technology could encode comfortably within the space of a human head, neither too low nor implausibly high.

Wonder if they did the numbers (there have been some good scientific advisors on ST over the years) or if they just lucked out.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, June 30 2012 03:41 AM (PiXy!)

5 You should be using Fusion-io's ioDrives instead of traditional SSD. :-)

Posted by: dkallen99 at Saturday, June 30 2012 04:36 AM (2lHZP)

6 We have a few ioDrives, and they're nice, but they run about 10x the cost of regular SSD.

We're looking at Intel's new SSD cards, which aren't as fast but are much more reasonably priced.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, June 30 2012 05:13 AM (PiXy!)

7 For some reason my Japanese acquaintances are way more enthusiastic about Fusion-IO's wares than European and American ones (and I basically have just one Australian). Cost-no-object culture, better marketing, or a statistical fluke, I cannot tell.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Sunday, July 01 2012 05:23 AM (5OBKC)

8 80TB of SSD? Holy crap how did you made the money to buy all of these expensive things? Which SSD models do you recommend for RAID and professional use?

Posted by: Privatkontakt at Thursday, August 02 2012 08:39 PM (+sEGT)

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