IBM's storage tank running into problems

Summary:IBM's Storage Tank project, built to handle data from Europe's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project is not meeting targets and may never be used at all, Infoworld reports. IBM has said the Storage Tank will provide a key storage technology for the grid, but according to the project managers has only managed to scale so far to 28TB of data, representing just 0.

IBM's Storage Tank project, built to handle data from Europe's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project is not meeting targets and may never be used at all, Infoworld reports. IBM has said the Storage Tank will provide a key storage technology for the grid, but according to the project managers has only managed to scale so far to 28TB of data, representing just 0.2 percent of the project's total needs for the first year.

As this is the first attempt at building a grid storage system of this size and capacity, it's not surprising that IBM has run into trouble. IBM's apparent failure, however, demonstrates that widely deployed utility computing is

Topics: Storage

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