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by Tony Pearson on Aug 23, 2011
Infoboom webcast, August 23, 2011. This session covers the futures of IT storage, including the shifting roles of SSD, disk and tape; convergence of LAN and SAN networks into a data center network; and the emergence of storage for Cloud Computing.
Robots run the digital storage devices
Robots inside NCAR’s AMSTAR digital storage library respond to commands to fetch and mount tape cartridges for reading and/or writing scientific data (see). About halfway into the video, a robot scans the barcode labels on tapes within the library as part of the initial tape inventory process. The demand for data storage continuously grows as researchers use increasingly complex computer models to study Earth’s climate by simulating the atmosphere, oceans, sea ice, and land cover. The system, designed by Sun Microsystems, gives NCAR five times its current storage capacity, enabling scientists to conduct increasingly sophisticated computer studies.
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