Sun Storage Wrangles CERN Petabytes

SearchStorage.com has a story on the massive data storage (powered by Sun) at CERN:
“One particular theoretical particle that we’re looking for is called the Higgs boson particle,” said Francois Grey, head of IT at CERN. “It’s the missing piece in a model known as the Standard Model that provides a coherent picture of our universe.” When fully operational, these new experiments will produce 15 petabytes (PB) of raw data annually. During each collision, the system produces high-resolution images in the hopes of capturing evidence of the elusive particle. From that, the data is pared down to about 1 PB of refined event summary data annually.” Full Story

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FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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