Saturday, October 4, 2008

How much data is a Petabyte?


CERN's LHC will eventually need to record up to 15 Petabytes a year with 100,000 processors.

So how much data is a Petabyte? As the hard disk market is inching it's way into the terabyte range (1024 Gigabytes), a Petabyte is you guess it 1024 Terabytes. That is some big mother of a storage space.

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