[extropy-chat] and the nano/holo fun goes on...

Adrian Tymes wingcat at pacbell.net
Mon Aug 16 15:43:02 UTC 2004

--- Alfio Puglisi <puglisi at arcetri.astro.it> wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Aug 2004, Adrian Tymes wrote:
> >Amusing point: just last week, I completed some
> >contract programming for a startup (so we're not
> >talking billions of dollars), and one of the test
> >conditions for this program was making sure it
> could
> >work with multi-yottabyte disk allocations.
> Yottabytes? I was told that the dot-com era was over
> :-) Seriously, a
> yottabyte is 10^15 GB (see
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SI_prefix for
> these funny prefixes). I'm pretty sure it's more
> than the total harddisk
> capacity of the entire planet. Sure this company is
> *not* just interested
> in the next quarterly financial statement, but it's
> in for the long run.

Let's just say this system was built to last.  8)

(And, yes, I did have to use simulations for some of
the testing, since we didn't actually have a multi-YB
disk to work with.  My client and I are confident in
the simulations' accuracy.)

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