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  •  NSA is planning Yottabytes of storage for UT (8+ / 0-)

    And that is one facility, they have others.

    Interesting we have two diaries today on this subject, are you guys part of some sort of conspiracy?

    400ppm : what about my daughter's future?

    by koNko on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 04:47:43 PM PDT

    •  Interesting diary I'll go rec it. (7+ / 0-)

      I think both of us had to take the time to research it. My data calculations are rough, but would be acceptable to any of my clients that ask me to estimate their data storage needs. The trick is to go a little high, but not too high and you really don't want to have to upgrade disk space too often because you went too low. It's not the cost of the drives, it's the costs of the down time of the unit plus the labor costs to do the upgrade.

      If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never has and never will be. Thomas Jefferson

      by JDWolverton on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 04:55:23 PM PDT

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    •  Storage is easy (4+ / 0-)
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      The hard part is data acquisition.  The two major data storage system manufacturers both have systems that store 1.5 petabytes.  That's 1,500,000,000,000,000 bytes of info.  

      The Utah site will probably store two yottabytes of data or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes of info.  That's why the cost of the building is $1B and the stuff inside is $2B.

      And, the NSA never discards anything. Ever.

      Don't be fooled by appearances. In Hawaii, some of the most powerful people look like bums and stuntmen. --- Matt King

      by hobie1616 on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 07:04:07 PM PDT

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