That's a whole lotta porn storage.
although I'm surprised no "Libraries of Congress" metric was used anywhere
A new video from internet search giant Google shows off the tape libraries where all the "important stuff" is looked after in its new Lenoir data centre. And it looks like the tape it has chosen is the very same stuff it used to restore lost emails during The Great Gmail Out(r)age of 2011. The Chocolate Factory has released …
A few things: The Oracle of the StreamLine 8500 is by no means an off-the-shelf item.
The accent of the woman doing the voiceover for the video made me want to pour fire into my ears.
It's much, much easier to make a custom computer than it is a custom tape library, for a start their custom computers are mainly bits in a custom box and there aren't really any custom robot arms or shelfing for a tape library, it's all bespoke.
Sorry, typing while on the phone, so wasn't as clear as I meant to be... What I meant to say is that no manufacturers produce a suitable robot arm or shelfing suitable to be built into a custom tape library. You could get a generic robot arm, suitable for a CNC cell and a bunch of generic folded metal shelves, but it's really not worth it, it's not like the robot arm would be as suitable for the task as a generic motherboard is suitable for the task of building a custom server. Then there are problems like the end effector design, which have been solved many times over by IBM, Oracle, ADIC et al.
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