A Visit to the Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) Data Center
From the Associated Press:
For more than a century, Chemical Abstracts Service in Columbus has been gathering and summarizing chemical research breakthroughs from around the globe and then sharing them with researchers, technology developers and businesses. Their abstracts represent the bulk of humanity’s chemical discoveries.
The [data] center, a division of the American Chemical Society, hosts three petabytes of data in a 16,800-square-foot center. That’s 300 times the digitized text collection of the Library of Congress. All that requires about 800 to 850 kilowatts of electricity at any one time — almost twice that used to run the Empire State Building.
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