How much data is CERN’s Hadron Collider expected to generate? ** Edited to correct typo **

I stumbled across this earlier in an edition of Computing – apparently the Hadron Collider “is expected to generate 40,000Gb of usable information per day” – assuming it operated at this rate for a year that would be over 14 Peta-bytes of data! I wonder what their backup regime is?

Note: Thanks to Paul Steaders for noticing my typo – I’d stated the data volume would be 14 Tb when I meant Pb


Comments (5)

  1. Anonymous says:

    thanks Adam

  2. adam says:

    Steve – the math is bad – 40,000gb = 40TB/day = 14.24pb/year.

  3. John A Thomson says:

    One things for sure…

    No one will be taking away that data on a USB stick :-P.

    That’s a scary amount of data to store and some storage solution vendor will be made all the richer by the folks at CERN.

  4. John says:

    That should be 40Gb rather than 40,000 to equal 14Tb per year