Find a Hidden Opportunity in Faster Data

October 11, 2011 No Comments

SOURCE:  Motley Fool

Hard drives rarely seem interesting until yours crashes in the middle of an important report, but our digital economy couldn’t exist without them. IBM (NYSE: IBM ) recently built the world’s biggest hard drive, and to efficiently catalogue its contents the company developed a shockingly fast new file system. Dubbed GPFS, the system reduces the time it takes to look through huge numbers of files by a factor of 40. This speed boost could open the door for analytics companies to bring their services to the masses, and it might even give the sluggish disk-drive industry a second wind.

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