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yonatan at barak.co.il
Tue Apr 29 21:27:24 UTC 2003
How large is the Archive?
The Internet Archive Wayback Machine contains over 100 terabytes of data and
is currently growing at a rate of 12 terabytes per month. This eclipses the
amount of text contained in the world's largest libraries, including the
Library of Congress. If you tried to place the entire contents of the
archive onto floppy disks (we don't recommend this!) and laid them end to
end, it would stretch from New York, past Los Angeles, and halfway to
What type of machinery is used in this Internet Archive?
The Internet Archive is stored on dozens of slightly modified Hewlett
Packard servers. The computers run on the FreeBSD operating system. Each
computer has 512Mb of memory and can hold just over 300 gigabytes of data on
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