Tuesday, March 20, 2007

How to transfer terrabytes of data

Wired News: Google's Next-Gen of Sneakernet: "How do you get 120 terabytes of data -- the equivalent of 123,000 iPod shuffles (roughly 30 million songs) -- from A to B? For the most part, the old-fashioned way: via a sneakernet. It's not glamorous, but Google engineers hope to at least end the arduous process of transferring massive quantities of data -- which can literally take weeks to upload onto the internet -- with something affectionately called 'FedExNet' by the scientists who use it."

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