Data Storage: Internet Archive Gets a Place in the Sun (Portable Data Center)

 
 
By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2009-03-26
 
 
 

Internet Archive Gets a Place in the Sun (Portable Data Center)

 

Internet Archive Gets a Place in the Sun (Portable Data Center)

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Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive and a longtime digital librarian, demonstrates how big he thinks the Internet is at the launch event of the archive project in Santa Clara, Calif.

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The Internet Archive is powered by 60 Sun X4500 "Thumper" storage arrays, which are industrial-strength capacity managers. Each Thumper (a rack of them is shown in this photo) holds 48 disk drives, each 1TB in capacity.

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Sun engineer Jud Cooley