22 September 2007

Storage is BIG!

It quickly became clear during CHEP that sites are rapidly scaling up their disk and tape systems in order to be ready for LHC turn on next year (first data in October...maybe). For instance, CNAF will soon have 3PB of disk, 1.5PB of tape along with 7.5MSpecInt. That is basically an order of magnitude larger than what they have currently. It was the same story elsewhere.

Kors was right, storage is hot. Fingers crossed that the storage middleware scales up to these levels.

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