@moiety wow, hard drive capacity sure has increased since last time I looked
I didn't think 5 petabytes would fit on a desk
@ben 1,6 PiB per stack, 200 TiB per disk 😱.
@moiety @carbontwelve @ben the storage system is described in paper II, open access. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/ab0c96 page 8. on each telescope there are 4 signal chains. each chain is recording at 16Gbps over dual 10gigE writing to 32 HDDs in parallel. So 128 HDDs per telescope in all. 6-10 TB helium filled disks. Total data size of 1-2 PB per telescope, so I guess that's just one telescope's data on the desk.
The data is formatted as VDIF packets, so while it may be split into different files on the disks it can be reconstructed into the full stream.
This is what happens every time I see something cool.
Like when I saw this cutscene where everyone was amazed by the story going on or the graphics and I was just sitting here going "this is clearly a pre-rendered cutscene, and my character appears in it, so they're definitely doing something very sneaky here and I need to know what it is".
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