SneakerNet in action

We are experimenting with the processing of large amounts of scientific data so we asked for a copy of the SDSS SkyServer data. Alex Szalay was very kind to send us a copy…

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Tony Hey opening the box with the hard disks of the SkyServer data.

This is of course SneakerNet in action :-) This is exactly what Jim Gray was talking about (see also his Distributed Computing Economics paper).