[UKUUG-Announce] NLUUG Spring Conference 2009, May 7, 2009

Niall Mansfield nmm at uit.co.uk
Fri Apr 10 18:41:44 BST 2009

		NLUUG Spring Conference 2009

      Date:	May 7, 2009 
      Venue:	congrescentrum De Reehorst, Ede, Netherlands

      		Filesystems and Storage

Every bit counts. From a single byte to billions of images, from one
line of text to a gigantic tangled semantic web of documents, from
clay tablets to 3D holographic memory, storage and the means to
organize storage have always been important to humanity. Never
underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes, it was
said; a sailboat crossing the Atlantic still manages rates of a little
over 1GB/s end-to-end.

A petabyte of storage weighs about as much as a small car, but a large
physics experiment can fill that up in less than a week. The modern
rate of data production and amount of data storage --and crucially
also data search and retrieval-- have pushed the limits of computer
storage and the traditional file system further and further back.

The NLUUG Spring Conference 2009 focuses on storage and the means to
organise it: file systems, physical storage, connections and search.

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