PC/Mainframe - data vs. storage

David Mathog mathog at seqvax.caltech.edu
Tue Jun 23 12:58:00 EST 1992


In article <1992Jun23.144411.23503 at ccu.umanitoba.ca>, frist at ccu.umanitoba.ca () writes...
> 
>What is interesting to me is that consistency of the growth rates for both
>databases over the last few years. Since this is an exponential rate of
>growth, the total amount of sequence data produced worldwide per month or
>per year is increasing at a very constant rate, that is , each year we
>generate more sequence data than the previous year, at a fairly constant
>rate of growth. 
> 

This is getting a bit far afield from "bionet.software", but this brings up
something that I've been wondering about.   Since the genome programs are
just a means to increase the growth rate of the databases ;-), - has
anybody actually looked closely at this exponent to see if it is going up? 

Or to turn the question around, anybody know what the breakdown is on the
rate that sequence is generated and _entered_into_the_databases_ by genome
project vs. other? 

David Mathog
mathog at seqvax.caltech.edu
manager, sequence analysis facility, biology division, Caltech




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