XSan Does 2 "Petabytes"

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  1. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    I challenge anyone to explain a way to fill 2 petabytes. :cool:

    FYI I think 1 petabyte=1000 terabytes ;)
     
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  3. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Digital Cinema, like Star Wars Ep 3 could fill up 2 PT pretty easily.
     
  4. friarbayliff macrumors regular

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    Ha. Nothin' like laughing randomly in the middle of a crowded office :p
     
  5. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    Uh... no.

    I doubt a movie could fill 2 PT...
     
  6. Lacero macrumors 604

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    I should have clarified and said Digital Cinema movie making...

    ie. raw footage, intermediaries, comps, outtakes, language versions, workprints, final edits, alternate versions, backups etc.
     
  7. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    An uncompressed Hollywood movie project with all the previous versions and all accompanying media files uncompressed could conceivably consume 1 petabyte of space.
     
  8. anonymous161 macrumors 6502

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    Petaphile
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I wouldn't be surprised if Google has petabytes of storage space for their caches and metadata soon, if they don't already....

    I haven't heard that much discussion of petabytes so far. Exciting! :) Petawatts, yes. Petabytes, no....
     
  10. 7on macrumors 601

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    And if you have one 2pt xSan, you'd need a second as a backup. Can you imagine loosing 2PT of data?
     
  11. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    I imagine HD content will make this relatively simple. I remember when *no one* could figure out how to fill 10MB (yes, megabyte).

    With my personal data store at the house quickly reaching the 1TB number (768GB or so right now), it's really easy to see how a small video production shop or a hi-res audio (24/96, especially) facility could fill 2PB with workspace and backup file storage.

    I think it's actually 1024 TB, but whatever.


    I did some digging and found this ...
    ... so it looks like we're both right. :cool:


    EDIT: You think people bitch about losing several GB on a 500GB HDD, look at this ...
    Holy crap. Imagine "losing" 114TB on a 2PB array.

    That's insane. I wish people would agree on a single definition for these things and use it.
     
  12. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    1080p w/ hi-res multi-channel audio? I wouldn't be surprised.

    Look at the compressed 1080p Quicktime trailers w/ low-res two-channel audio. ~150MB for what? 2-3 minutes? That works out to 1MB/s.

    A feature film, at that rate, would run 5.2GB. So, to me, a movie filling 2PB of data isn't that far-fetched.
     

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