archiv~1.txt: RE: SETI-L: Everybody may be afraid & a Answer

RE: SETI-L: Everybody may be afraid & a Answer

Adrian W Kingsley-Hughes ( (no email) )
Sat, 27 Mar 1999 12:18:17 -0000

> I don't know exactly what they do but the above shows that it is
> very easy (in a matter of a few hours) to accumulate over a
> terabyte of data!
> Al

Exactly, Al. Terabyte has now seemed to have become a real buzzword in the
PC industry - possibly Microsoft making such a fuss of large maps of the
earth being processed by SQL Server has made it fashionable.

Large data collection over a period of a few hours are not uncommon - take
submarine detection using multiple sonar buoys - there's a sim that
generates a LOT of data. Processed real-time it isn't too bad - it's only
when you think of sifting through it afterwards that it seems a lot.

Adrian W Kingsley-Hughes
Argus Station (currently under construction) IO73vf95