[Beowulf] Station wagon full of tapes

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Tue May 26 09:07:03 PDT 2009

Chris Dagdigian wrote:
> The flip side to your arguments is that I may not want my tax dollars 
> spent on allowing the NIH to operate peta-scale data repositories. I 
> can't be more specific than this -- my most recent exposure to a large 
> government life science directorate revealed that they were spending 
> $500K/year on EMC maintenance costs for a few tens-of-TBs worth of disk 
> arrays that were going on 6 years old!

Anyone paying those rates for a few 10's of TB of storage is being taken 
to the cleaners.

Without having this become a commercial, for maginally more than 1/10th 
of that, you can have 96TB (80-ish TB usable) in one of our JackRabbit 
JR5 units.

Yeah, I know.  6 year old technology versus modern technology.  We can 
sink/source that TB of data IO in well under an hour.  And deliver it 
over IB, 10GbE, etc.

Stopping so this doesn't become a commercial.

Joseph Landman, Ph.D
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