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IBM has prototyped a software architecture for the huge data demands of astronomy projects such as the SKA (square kilometer array). One of the many problems created by a project as large as the SKA is that wherever it’s built – we’ll know next year if the South Africa bid or the Australia / New Zealand bid wins – it’s going to …

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Sounds like a job

For winzip.

Wielded by Ethan Hunt of course.

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For some context...

According to Cisco, the entire Internet carried an average of 21 Exabytes of traffic per month in 2010. [source: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2361820,00.asp ]

One Exabyte a day is pretty heavy going. That's nearly the amount of traffic that iTunes updates will account for by 2015.

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