Sunday June 26, 2011

CERN Generates 1PB of Data Per Second

If you think you have gigantic storage problems with your computer data, think again. The experiments at CERN are generating a staggering 1 Petabyte of information every second of each experiment running on the Large Hadron Collider. I don’t know what they pay the IT staff there, but I’m sure it isn’t nearly enough.

"To analyse this amount of data you need the equivalent of 100,000 of the world’s fastest PC processors. CERN provides around 20 per cent of this capability in our datacentres, but it’s not enough to handle this data," he said.