Discussion about NPS (Naval Postgraduate School) server resources September 2010:
from Don Brutzman
Public Data Sets on AWS
Amazon offers hosting for public domain or non-proprietary data sets to use through AWS. This could be a potential solution for hosting OAM public data sources and tiles. From : "Typically the data sets in the repository are between 1 GB to 1 TB in size (based on the Amazon EBS volume limit), but we can work with you to host larger data sets as well".
Potential cons for this option are that data sets can only be used through AWS and AWS is not set up to update frequently.
Stefan de Konink at SOTM mentioned he has disk space to offer.
3 options for the first big 'node'
from Jeff Johnson, on talk, December 9, 2009
We have at least 3 options for disk for the first big 'node' (possibly more?).
1) Buy/Build a machine with a decent amount of disk to get this thing off the ground. Once built, it would require somewhere to host it, but that could be less of a problem than putting the machine together at first. By 'decent' ... I mean at least 10TB probably as much as 20 or 30 just to get the ball rolling here, otherwise we quickly (immediately) run into resource issues. This kind of machine (30TB disk) can be built for roughly $7.5-10k. It seems to me that this kind of $ could be raised if we had an appropriate plan.
2) Use amazon for the time being and move things around later. I have experience working with the key people at AWS, and I'm guessing I could arrange for some amount of resources for us to work with if idea was proposed correctly. I'm willing to work on this option if it seems like the logical thing to do.
3) NPS Has offered hardware for us to work with. My suspicion is getting over all the hurdles in order to actually use the hardware will be more difficult than either of the other two options, although over the long term, this could certainly be a large node in the system. I just dont want 'waiting' on it to become available to become a blocker.