Lucasfilm's need for speed: 11.38 petabits per second

Lucasfilm's need for speed: 11.38 petabits per second

Summary: Lucasfilm is one of the more bandwidth hungry operations in the world. Daniel Terdiman of news.

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Lucasfilm is one of the more bandwidth hungry operations in the world. Daniel Terdiman of news.com visited the company's 10,000 square foot data center, which has an aggregate capacity of 11.38 petabit per second, which translates to one-gigabit-per-second desktops. Lucasfilm's data center costs for keeping its effects people from waiting for screen refreshes somehow has something to do with the calculus of increasingly pricey movie tickets.

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  • Progress

    Wow. And to think, my first computer, fully tricked out, had 5MB hard disk space, a 128k RAM drive, and 48K of usable RAM. It had a whopping 15 colors out of the box and 256 after upgrades. All built around a 3.3MHz processor. Back in the day (the early 80s) it rocked. Now it's in a closet in my basement.
    dave.leigh@...
  • gobbledigook?

    what the hell does "Lucasfilm's data center costs for keeping its effects people from waiting for screen refreshes somehow has something to do with the calculus of increasingly pricey movie tickets." MEAN?
    martin@...
  • precisely

    Journalism seems to be the skill that ZDNet forgot, top to bottom, with the kind exception of the science correspondent.

    At least this 'article' is better than the goading and negativism in the one who so often writes 'Google must be bad'.
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  • precisely

    Journalism seems to be the skill that ZDNet forgot, top to bottom, with the kind exception of the science correspondent.

    At least this 'article' is better than the goading and negativism in the one who so often writes 'Google must be bad'.
    Narr vi