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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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