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Re: high array values

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on May 05, 2013 at 18:48 UTC ( #1032143=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to high array values

No.


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Re^2: high array values
by AnomalousMonk (Abbot) on May 06, 2013 at 18:04 UTC
    No.

    Actually, isn't the Utah Data Center supposed to be able to store (and, one presumes, retrieve) data on the scale of yottabytes? Unless I'm getting my exas, zettas and yottas confused, that would seem to do the trick for atleastic's application, whatever it is. (Whether the Utah Data Center is itself a good idea is a completely different discussion.)

      I don't know what that is, but certainly google, amazon, cern, the square kilometer array, no doubt NASA and the NSA and many other organisations have storage arrays that are that large; but none of them could construct a single, homogeneous, directly addressable entity of that magnitude.

      (Theoretically, IBM's GPFS could handle it, but only if each element was no more than a single byte. I suspect that the same is true the other distributed filesystems.)

      But even if they could, they could not be accessed from Perl, even via a tied interface, as internally, arrays use 32-bit indexes.


      With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
Reaped: Re^2: (dup: please reap) high array values
by NodeReaper (Curate) on May 06, 2013 at 18:16 UTC

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