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Data Storage Hardware

'Digital Universe' To Add 1.8 Zettabyte In 2011 60

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the less-than-half-of-it-is-porn dept.
1sockchuck writes "More than 1.8 zettabytes of information will be created and stored in 2011, according to the fifth IDC Digital Universe study. A key challenge is managing this data deluge (typified by the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, which generates 1 petabyte of data per second)."
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'Digital Universe' To Add 1.8 Zettabyte In 2011

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  • by L4t3r4lu5 (1216702) on Tuesday June 28, 2011 @08:34AM (#36596312)
    So it generates 1PB of data per second, yet from the article "[T]he data comes from the four machines on the LHC in which the collisions are monitored â" Alice, Atlas, CMS and LHCb â" which send back 320MB, 100MB, 220MB and 500MB"

    That's a few orders of magnitude short of 1 Petabyte, folks. Where are these numbers coming from?

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