Sunday, January 20, 2008

Google to Host Terabytes of Open-Source Science Data

This is certainly a nature progression, especially with Google. It appears that they will introduce an area where scientists can have access to terabytes of space to store open-sourced scientific data that can be shared with anyone. There are already institutions that do this, especially in astronomy and astrophysics, where data such as the CMB, etc. are available freely for the public.

I don't think, however, that high energy physics data will be among this, considering the humongous amount of data that is generated per second during a particle collision. Besides, analyzing such data sets are not trivial. :)


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