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(Computerworld (Australia))   Even if over a dozen data centers had failed, NASA's Curiosity landing would still have been beamed back live without interruption. It's all about the cloud, baby   ( ) divider line
    More: Interesting, NASA, Mars, odyssey, Earth, data centers, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, martian atmosphere, AWs  
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2012-12-13 11:59:01 PM  
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LoneVVolf: It would have been beamed back "live" anyway, even if there was no earth to receive the signal; it's a non-synchronized transmission. You can't exactly run wireless TCP/IP over a 350 million mile node-gap. Packet verification alone with 3,612,903ms ping...

It's cloud's illusions after all...
2012-12-13 09:18:48 PM  
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When NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars at the end of its 563 million kilometre journey, it was a triumph for engineering. And it was also a triumph for IT engineering.

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