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Large datasets are most economically trnsmitted via parcel post given the current economics of wide-area networking. This article describes how the Sloan Digital Sky Survey ships terabyte scale datasets both within the US and to Europe and Asia. We 3GT storage bricks (Ghz processor, GB ram, GbpsEthernet, TB disk) for about 2k$ each. These bricks act as(More)
We have been investigating the use of low-cost, commodity components for multi-terabyte SQL Server databases [SQL]. Dubbed storage bricks, these servers are white box PCs containing the largest ATA drives, value-priced AMD or Intel processors, and inexpensive ECC memory. One issue has been the wiring mess, air flow problems, length restrictions, and(More)
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