mass-storage system

mass-storage system

[′mas ¦stȯr·ij ‚sis·təm]
(computer science)
A computer system containing a large number of storage devices, with one of these devices containing the master file of the operating system, routines, and library routines.
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For example, the IBM Millipede probe-based mass-storage system uses a 32 x 32 array of probe tips, each placed on the end of a cantilever [9].
Other less-mature candidates for MEMS-based mass-storage systems include ferroelectric memories, charge-trapping devices, atomic motion in alloys (such as Pt atom migration), and charge motion within molecular media layers.
Designers of MEMS-based mass-storage systems need sufficient actuator force to accelerate the media sled, overcome spring force, and overcome external accelerations.
This system incorporates a wideband, precision 250 megasample/sec digitizer and mass-storage system with 134-megabyte (MB) capacity in a single package.
Control Data's test equipment mass-storage system (TEMSS) uses two environmentally sealed, removable 3.5-in.
By the end of the LHC first three-year running period, more than 100 petabytes of physics data had been stored in the CERN mass-storage systems. Most of this data is archived on more than 52,000 tape cartridges of different types, providing scientists with permanent access to data, which could someday answer fundamental questions about the universe.
Hewlett-Packard Company recently introduced a family of mass-storage systems that combine a high-capacity hard-disk mechanism with a choice of two additional drives: