[Beowulf] HDTV video file sizes

John Hearns john.hearns at streamline-computing.com
Thu May 31 02:58:27 PDT 2007

laytonjb at charter.net wrote:
> Uncle, Uncle!!!
> Actually that was  a good answer. I see that I need to learn more :)
> So about 8-9 GB/hour....
> What I have in mind is a large number of hours of HDTV being recorded to
> storage.  I'm guessing that total number of hours, but I think the general
> number is over 4,000 hours (about 36,000 GB or 3.6 TB). Actually it's not
> that much data is it? Just a few hard drives and you've got it.

Actually, this is very on topic for the Beowulf list.
Think parallel filesystems - such as Panasas or Lustre.

The company I used to work for (Framestore-CFC) are big Lustre users, 
from what I can gather.

      John Hearns
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