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February 21, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 12:18pm


By CBR Staff Writer

US retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc is tripling the size of its already gargantuan data warehouse to 24 terabytes by upgrading its existing 32-way NCR Corp 5100M Teradata box to 96 nodes – for a total of 768 200MHz Pentium Pros and 16 terabytes storage – and adding a second 32-node machine with 256 CPUs and 8 terabytes of disk. NCR claims its Wal-Mart installation is the world’s largest data warehouse, supporting 30 applications and 50,000 queries each week.

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