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Australia's International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) has signed an agreement with DataDirect Networks to “develop the extraordinary new data storage capability” needed to cope with the Square Kilometre Array’s (SKA’s) expected exabyte-per-day output. ICRAR’s head of computing Professor Andreas Wicenec said …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It's a good thing IBM won't be involved, I'd like to see this project succeed.

    a/c in case the boss is reading this.

  2. m_i_h
    Childcatcher

    exabyte per day

    I hope they're not planning on storing all that data...

    1. Rustident Spaceniak
      Coat

      Re: exabyte per day

      Actually they aren't. The idea is apparently to rely mostly on real-time evaluation, you'd store only the data used at any one time. It's simply that much.

      Mine's the one with the exabyte delete button.

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