[Beowulf] Station wagon full of tapes

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Tue May 26 12:21:33 EDT 2009


John Hearns wrote:
> There was a discussion recently on cloud computing, and how effective
> it would be for HPC.
> I made the comment that the time for getting large data sets to/from
> the cloud provider would be
> a limiting factor. I think Amazon was listening to me:
> 
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/05/22/amazon_cloud_drive_mail_in/
> 
> They will accept hard drives shipped in the mail.

Most cloud providers will do this.  What if you have more than 50 TB of 
data though?  Getting it onto those disks will take a while, getting it 
off will take a while.  Never mind the shipping issue.


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