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Blog » Petabytes on a Budget v2.0:Revealing More Secrets. It’s been over a year since Backblaze revealed the designs of our first generation (67 terabyte) storage pod.

Blog » Petabytes on a Budget v2.0:Revealing More Secrets

During that time, we’ve remained focused on our mission to provide an unlimited online backup service for $5 per month. To maintain profitability, we continue to avoid overpriced commercial solutions, and we now build the Backblaze Storage Pod 2.0: a 135-terabyte, 4U server for $7,384. It’s double the storage and twice the performance—at lower cost than the original. In this post, we’ll share how to make a 2.0 storage pod, and you’re welcome to use the design. We’ll also share some of our secrets from the last three years of deploying more than 16 petabytes worth of Backblaze storage pods.

Quick Review – What makes a Backblaze Storage Pod A Backblaze Storage Pod is a self-contained unit that puts storage online. Density Matters – Double the Storage in the Same Enclosure We are constantly looking at new hard drives, evaluating them for reliability and power consumption.


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Not interested? You can still browse articles published in the last 30 days from our homepage and receive your daily and weekly fix of entrepreneurial ideas through our free newsletters. Top 10 TED Talks of 2011 To Inspire Tech Startups. The City of Samba. Geomedicine - definition of geomedicine in the Medical dictionary. Geomedicine /geo·med·i·cine/ (-med´ĭ-sin) the branch of medicine dealing with the influence of climatic and environmental conditions on health.

geomedicine - definition of geomedicine in the Medical dictionary

Dorland's Medical Dictionary for Health Consumers. © 2007 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved. Global Medicine The branch of medicine concerned with the influence of environmental, climactic, and topographic conditions on health and prevalence of disease in different parts of the world Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc.

Bill Davenhall: Your health depends on where you live. Game Theory. Video Game Development. Guest post: Googling the future. This is a guest post by Nick Lewis, a copywriter and SEO analyst for Brighton web design agency Bozboz and sister company Search Optimist.

Guest post: Googling the future

Real time is the buzz in search at the moment. As exciting and interesting as that is, to my mind, something much more interesting is happening at Google. Certain moves made lately suggest they are moving beyond the present and encapsulating the full scope of the past and the future too. Google Timeline Although having been around for a while, Google Timeline is a very little known feature. The timeline then allows you to drill down further to each date range. Naturally, the graph showing numbers of mentions for particular date ranges isn’t particularly useful (of course there will always be more mentions in recent history: the rise of literacy and the printing press dictate this), it is still an interesting tool for mapping the past in specific niches. Recorded Future That’s right: Google invested in a company that predicts the future.

Recorded Future - Temporal & Predictive Analytics Engine, Media Analytics & News Analysis. Quantum computer. The Bloch sphere is a representation of a qubit, the fundamental building block of quantum computers.

Quantum computer

As of 2014[update] quantum computing is still in its infancy but experiments have been carried out in which quantum computational operations were executed on a very small number of qubits.[6] Both practical and theoretical research continues, and many national governments and military funding agencies support quantum computing research to develop quantum computers for both civilian and national security purposes, such as cryptanalysis.[7] Large-scale quantum computers will be able to solve certain problems much more quickly than any classical computer using the best currently known algorithms, like integer factorization using Shor's algorithm or the simulation of quantum many-body systems. Basis[edit] A classical computer has a memory made up of bits, where each bit represents either a one or a zero.

Game theory. Game theory is the study of strategic decision making.

Game theory

Specifically, it is "the study of mathematical models of conflict and cooperation between intelligent rational decision-makers. "[1] An alternative term suggested "as a more descriptive name for the discipline" is interactive decision theory.[2] Game theory is mainly used in economics, political science, and psychology, as well as logic, computer science, and biology. The subject first addressed zero-sum games, such that one person's gains exactly equal net losses of the other participant or participants.

Today, however, game theory applies to a wide range of behavioral relations, and has developed into an umbrella term for the logical side of decision science, including both humans and non-humans (e.g. computers, animals). Modern game theory began with the idea regarding the existence of mixed-strategy equilibria in two-person zero-sum games and its proof by John von Neumann.