Internet Archive's new data center in a box
March 25, 2009 3:52 PM Subscribe
posted by stbalbach (37 comments total)
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- probably the single largest depository of Open Source content (and the Wayback Machine) - has transitioned its data center from racks of Linux machines to a Sun MD, basically a 3 petabyte
data center housed in a liquid cooled shipping container, currently sitting in Sun's Santa Clara campus court yard. Sun and IA have put together an interesting interactive tour
of how it works and what it looks like.
The new design uses 50% the power of a comparable traditional system.. which is a good thing for the Internet in general because “If we do not start looking closely at our data centers now, 70% of the world’s data centers will have tangible disruptions by 2011 and the systems will experience world-wide brownouts over the course of the next five years.”1