Monthly Archives: August 2011

IBM Begins Work on 120 Petabyte Data Repository

As if Watson wasn’t enough for them, scientists at IBM are working on a brand new 120 petabyte data repository which is to be made up of 200,000 conventional hard disk drives all working together simultaneously. This new gigantic data container is expected to store somewhere around 1 trillion files and should provide the space needed to allow more powerful simulations of complex systems, similar to those used to model weather and climate.

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PlayBook Gets Cold Shoulder from Sprint

Research in Motion’s tablet hopes were struck yet again as Sprint Nextel stated that it has canceled plans to sell a version of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet on its faster network. This decision means that the tablet has yet to to find any support from the three largest wireless carriers in the United States, including AT&T and Verizon. Without the backing of these carriers, RIM will be forced to bear the burden of sales and marketing support for the device in addition to application development.

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