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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

San Diego Supercomputer Center launches world's largest academic cloud storage system




A new cloud storage system may not exactly be big news these days, but it is certainly a bit more noteworthy when it's the San Diego Supercomputer Center (or SDSC) behind it. That new service, simply dubbed the SDSC Cloud, also isn't your ordinary cloud storage system -- it's designed specifically for academic and research use, and it's said to be the largest of its kind in the world. That title comes from an initial raw capacity of 5.5 petabytes, which the SDSC notes is scalable by "orders of magnitude to hundreds of petabytes," and which is accessible at sustained read speeds from 8 to 10 gigabytes per second (also promised to be improved over time). Those interested in signing up can do so right now through an application process, with rates starting at $3.25 a month for 100GB of storage. Additional details are in the press release after the break.

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San Diego Supercomputer Center launches world's largest academic cloud storage system originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 26 Sep 2011 08:24:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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