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How much data is CERN's Hadron Collider expected to generate? ** Edited to correct typo **

How much data is CERN's Hadron Collider expected to generate? ** Edited to correct typo **

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I stumbled across this earlier in an edition of Computing - apparently the Hadron Collider "is expected to generate 40,000Gb of usable information per day" - assuming it operated at this rate for a year that would be over 14 Peta-bytes of data! I wonder what their backup regime is?

Note: Thanks to Paul Steaders for noticing my typo - I'd stated the data volume would be 14 Tb when I meant Pb

 

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  • Steve - the math is bad - 40,000gb = 40TB/day = 14.24pb/year.

  • One things for sure...

    No one will be taking away that data on a USB stick :-P.

    That's a scary amount of data to store and some storage solution vendor will be made all the richer by the folks at CERN.

  • That should be 40Gb rather than 40,000 to equal 14Tb per year

  • thanks Adam

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