Subject: Re: wow! Look at all that disk space!
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Kenneth D. Merry <email@example.com>
Date: 02/12/1999 22:44:21
Andrew Brown wrote...
> >> >No- it's actually a bug in df I believe- or maybe NFS....it's certainly
> >> >not real...but it was fascinating that nobody questioned it right away...
> >> well...you *are* at nasa, where they do build *massive* storage
> >> arrays, right? imho, there was a chance you were just bragging. :)
> >At first, I thought the same thing. But, if you calculate it out, it would
> >take ~977 Billion 18 Gig disks to get the ~18 Exabytes of disk space that
> >showed up in his df output.
> well...ibm does make some nice big 32 gig (ultra 2 wide scsi) drives.
> that cuts it down to a little over half a trillion.
You mean 36 Gig. :) (We've got one on eval at work.)
> >I think that would strain the production output of Seagate, IBM and Quantum
> >combined. :)
> very probably, yes. oh well...nasa'll have to wait. :)
That much storage space may happen one day. Who knows. :)