want scifi data crystals? microsoft have a glass storage wafer

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want scifi data crystals? microsoft have a glass storage wafer

Postby Moppy » Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:02 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0ntAnqJ_7c
Microsoft
640K subscribers
What if we could store data in such a way that we never had to worry about quality loss or degradation? Microsoft Partner Deputy Lab Director Ant Rowstron shares his thoughts on redesigning the datacenter for a cloud-centric world. An ordinary piece of glass could have an extraordinary impact on the ways in which we store data and preserve collective memories. Using silica glass presents an energy efficient, sustainable and nearly indestructible method of data storage that could change the way we preserve our history, movies and music and more.
edit: Just realised it pasted the channel and subscribers numbers in from youtube but I am golng to leave it there because "640K ought to be enough for anybody". And yea yea, I know, Bill Gates never said that.

https://news.microsoft.com/innovation-s ... -superman/
Microsoft and Warner Bros. have collaborated to successfully store and retrieve the entire 1978 iconic “Superman” movie on a piece of glass roughly the size of a drink coaster, 75 by 75 by 2 millimeters thick.
edit2: No, it's not a 1960's view-master :)
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Re: want scifi data crystals? microsoft have a glass storage wafer

Postby Linwood » Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:18 am

Hopefully it’s a SiO crystal. Ordinary glass can flow over long periods of time...
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Re: want scifi data crystals? microsoft have a glass storage wafer

Postby Condottiere » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:40 am

Silicon rabbit, flicks are for vids.
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Re: want scifi data crystals? microsoft have a glass storage wafer

Postby Moppy » Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:05 pm

Condottiere wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:40 am
Silicon rabbit, flicks are for vids.
Don't google "silicon rabbit".

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