The Internet Archive's ten petabyte celebration

The Internet Archive's ten petabyte celebration

Summary: The Internet Archive - the Internet's library and home of the Wayback Machine - celebrated the addition of the 10,000,000,000,000,000th byte to its massive collections at its San Francisco home.

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  • The Internet Archive has been in a former Christian Scientist church since 2009. The night of its Ten Petabyte Party, power went out in the entire neighborhood. Power was restored by PG&E at the end of the party, with all speeches and presentations held with improvised lighting and power.

  • A petabyte is a thousand terabytes, or a million gigabytes. The Internet Archive uses custom made petabox servers to store its data (a petabox is comprised of ten racks with each rack holding thirty-eight three-terabyte hard drives).

  • The atmosphere was joyous in the huge dark former church, and the pews were packed with supporters, fans and volunteers.

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Topics: Data Centers, Data Management

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