[Beowulf] Station wagon full of tapes
landman at scalableinformatics.com
Tue May 26 12:07:03 EDT 2009
Chris Dagdigian wrote:
> The flip side to your arguments is that I may not want my tax dollars
> spent on allowing the NIH to operate peta-scale data repositories. I
> can't be more specific than this -- my most recent exposure to a large
> government life science directorate revealed that they were spending
> $500K/year on EMC maintenance costs for a few tens-of-TBs worth of disk
> arrays that were going on 6 years old!
Anyone paying those rates for a few 10's of TB of storage is being taken
to the cleaners.
Without having this become a commercial, for maginally more than 1/10th
of that, you can have 96TB (80-ish TB usable) in one of our JackRabbit
Yeah, I know. 6 year old technology versus modern technology. We can
sink/source that TB of data IO in well under an hour. And deliver it
over IB, 10GbE, etc.
Stopping so this doesn't become a commercial.
Joseph Landman, Ph.D
Founder and CEO
Scalable Informatics LLC,
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