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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  • 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.

  • Outside the Archive, and around the corner in the former Christian Scientist reading room, is where the Archive has its book scanning room.

Topics: Data Centers, Data Management

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