Items tagged with Black Box

When an airliner crashes, the first thing authorities look for are the "black boxes," the flight data and voice recorders. There are even black boxes in cars, today. And on Wednesday, the inventor of the venerable black box, David Warren, died at 85. David Warren was a research scientist at the Aeronautical Research Laboratories in Melbourne, Australia from 1952 - 1983; ironically, his father was killed in a plane crash in 1934. "Black Box" inventory, David Warren In 1953, Warren was involved in the investigation of the crash of the world's first jet airline, the de Havilland Comet. Since there... Read more...
Sun Microsystems announced that the Internet Archive, one of the fastest growing digital libraries in the world, has migrated its digital archival service onto Sun's open hardware and software platforms and established a new primary datacenter that will be housed at Sun's Santa Clara, California, campus. The Archive chose Sun to help move away from its customized storage architecture into a flexible and open Sun Modular Datacenter (Sun MD) or "Black Box" comprised of 60 Sun Fire X4500 (Thumper) Open Storage Systems totaling 2880TB of storage. The Sun Modular Datacenter Power Distribution Cooling... Read more...