[Tig] Archiving (was Re: Holographic Drive at NAB)

Bob Friesenhahn bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us
Thu Apr 24 02:15:09 BST 2008

On Wed, 23 Apr 2008, Jean-Francois Panisset wrote:

> There was an interesting paper at the USENIX 08 storage conference
> about an academic system called Pergamum:
> http://www.usenix.org/events/fast08/tech/storer.html
> which talked about building very cheap, very power efficient storage
> nodes which could be used to replace tape archiving. Given the low

While I am not sure if it can be called "cheap", there is a device 
which satisfies many of these goals using commodity hardware and it is 
nicknamed "Thumper".  Up to 48TB in a 4U rack space with a built-in 
computer. See http://www.sun.com/servers/x64/x4500/ for info.  Make 
sure to visit the "gallery" section of the page.

With a few systems like this on hand, you can store a lot of data with 
very high reliability.  Not what you want to put in a storage vault 

I am not affiliated with Sun in any way except for by being a 
satisfied customer.

Bob Friesenhahn
bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us, http://www.simplesystems.org/users/bfriesen/
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,    http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/

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