University supercomputer crashes – tens of millions of files of research data lost to bit space


Emoka is often a great way to get headlines. This was the case for Kyoto University in Japan, whose supercomputer smoothed out valuable research data for a total of 77 terabytes.

The fault is suspected to be an invalid script designed to remove old and unnecessary data from the inside of the machine. Instead of unnecessary data, the script deleted 34 million quite relevant files, Techspot write.

Probably the only silver border in the cloud is that scientists initially feared the supercomputer shredded data in front of 100 terabytes, as all files older than 10 days were marked for deletion.

Supercomputer Supplier Hewlett-Packard Japan (HPE) took full responsibility for the blunder and sent a letter of apology to the university.

The University of Kyoto does not reveal in detail what kind of data it was, but some of the files are non-refundable, so lost in Finnish.


Source: Tivi by www.tivi.fi.

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