What's a Petabyte of Data?


A petabyte of data is more than we'll ever need at CFRP, but it's comforting to know that our go to data partner, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), is more than capable of handling that much capacity.  CFRP works with lots of data, from many sources including government agencies, other academic institutions, private organizations, and of course our own data collection projects.  To manage that much data and do it in the most secure way possible, we have been partnering with TACC for years. TACC, located at The University of Texas at Austin, is a national leader in the application of advanced computing technologies and is one of 11 centers across the country providing "leadership-class computing resources to the national research community".

If you didn't know, a petabyte is 1015 bytes, or 1000 terabytes, or 1,000,000,000,000,000 bytes.  And TACC just deployed a 20 petabyte global file system supporting research - click here to read more about it. Congratulations to TACC on another advancement; CFRP's data is definitely in good hands.

July 10, 2013