Largest Database on Earth, in a Tractor Trailer ?

  • joebert
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If you've never heard of the Wayback Machine, it's an archive of periodic webpage snapshots dating back to 1997.

Here's some interesting details about the new setup put together for the Wayback Machine -- 151 billion archived Web pages - 63 server clusters - 4.5PB (yes, Petabytes) of data storage capacity - 1TB of memory -- Perhaps the most interesting of all, the machine fits in a 20-foot-long outdoor metal cargo container. ... src=kc_top
"It may be the single largest database in the world, and it's all in a shipping container. I think of the shipping container as a single machine or expression made up of many smaller machines," said Brewster Kahle, digital librarian and co-founder of the Internet Archive, the nonprofit organization that runs the Wayback Machine site.

Does anyone else have this ominous feeling they know why there's little to no records from the "fabled" Atlantis ?
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I wonder how much $$$$ one of those would cost.
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4.5 Petabytes and 1TB of memory. Wow.

If they had two could they be archiving twice as fast?

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