Google is developing a program to help academics around the world exchange huge amounts of data. The firm’s open source team is working on ways to physically transfer huge data sets up to 120 terabytes in size. “We have started collecting these data sets and shipping them out to other scientists who want them,” said Google’s Chris DiBona. Google sends scientists a hard drive system and then copies it before passing it on to other researchers.
Google Helps Terabyte Data Swaps
Submitted by SReilly 2007-03-07 Google 11 Comments
Beware the USPS compression format for this data transfer!
As the old saying goes, nothing can beat the bandwidth of a truck full of hard drives Though maybe someday we’ll get something faster someday.