California Institute of Technology Selects Oracle’s StorageTek Tape Storage to Archive and Access Petabytes of Scientific Research Data

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The California Institute of Technology (Caltech), a private research university in Pasadena, Calif., has implemented Oracle’s StorageTek tape libraries and drives to support deep data archiving for an ongoing global collaborative research project.
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) project, operated by Caltech and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and supported by the National Science Foundation, is a physics experiment testing Albert Einstein’s theory of gravity known as general relativity. With partners around the world, LIGO scientists use a network of instruments at remote observatories to collect and measure thousands of data channels, which are all copied and stored at the central archive repository at Caltech.

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