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