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SKA Telescope Set To Generate More Data Than Current Net 73

angry tapir writes "The forthcoming $2.1 billion Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope could generate more data per day than the entire internet when it comes online in 2020, according to the director of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR), Professor Peter Quinn. SKA — which Australia with New Zealand and South Africa are competing to host, and which will help the search for Earth-like planets, alien life forms, dark matter and black holes — will be 10,000 times more powerful than any telescope currently used. Slashdot has previously discussed the proposal to use 'Skynet' — a grid-computing-based solution for processing and storage."
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SKA Telescope Set To Generate More Data Than Current Net

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  • NBN (Score:4, Interesting)

    by dakameleon ( 1126377 ) on Thursday July 07, 2011 @07:44PM (#36689188)

    (Warning: Australian content ahead!)

    I hope this lays down a water-tight case for the NBN going ahead - or the combination of the two being a catalyst for each other. If there's one thing this is good for demonstrating, it's that future data requirements will outgrow the current infrastructure very quickly, and a project which is as far-sighted as installing FTTH throughout the country has a justification for the unforeseen benefits it can help happen.

    (and bah humbug to anyone who thinks the SKA isn't justified to begin with!)

With all the fancy scientists in the world, why can't they just once build a nuclear balm?