Big Data at PSI

Experiments at the large research facilities at PSI currently generate about 3.6 billion megabytes of data per year.

To illustrate this unimaginable amount of data, we did some number crunching and built a huge data tower out of floppy disks.

Quite a lot of data each year from PSI
(Video: Paul Scherrer Institute/Benjamin A. Senn and Mahir Dzambegovic)

Find out how PSI manages such a data tower in the current 5232 issue 2/2022.

Text: Paul Scherrer Institute/Benjamin A. Senn


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