Star Wars storage

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Star Wars storage

LucasFilms Ltd.s headquarters in the Presido section of downtown San Francisco overlooks the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Star Wars storage - Mike Thompson

Industrial Light & Magic storage chief Mike Thompson runs a system that must store and classify content from about 500 artists, animators, and modelers.

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Star Wars storage - ILM data center

ILMs Mike Thompson shows the ILM data center, located at the LucasFilm headquarters in San Francisco..

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Star Wars storage - Darth Vader

Movie characters such as Darth Vader now live in digital files stored away in huge video storage systems.

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Star Wars storage - Yoda

Favorite screen images, such as a young Yoda flaunting a lightsabre, all will reside for the short -- and long term -- in digital files stored in huge and secure storage systems.

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Star Wars storage - Yoda fountain

Yoda himself greets visitors to LucasFilms Ltd.s headquarters in the Presido section of downtown San Francisco.

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Star Wars storage - KGO-TV control room

The KGO-TV control room monitors four station feeds on a 24/7 basis -- including two high-definition channels. Every second of content is redundantly backed up and archived.

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Star Wars storage - KGO-TV storage robot

KGO-TVs Sun StorageTek digital storage system is a silo that holds several hundred 200GB disks, with a robot (right) that does all the accessing. The system can hold up to 20 terabytes of data.

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