Subject: Re: wow! Look at all that disk space!
To: Kenneth D. Merry <email@example.com>
From: Andrew Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/13/1999 00:41:55
>> >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.
>I think that would strain the production output of Seagate, IBM and Quantum
very probably, yes. oh well...nasa'll have to wait. :)
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