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How the LHC Is Reviving Magnetic Tape 267

Posted by samzenpus
from the what's-old-is-new dept.
sandbagger writes "The Large Hadron Collider is the world's biggest science experiment. When spinning, it reportedly generates up to six gigs of data per second. Today's six-terabyte tape cartridges fill rapidly when you're creating that amount of material. The Economist reports that despite the advances in SSDs and hard drives, tape still seems to be the way to go when you need to store massive amounts of digital assets."
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FORTRAN is for pipe stress freaks and crystallography weenies.