Religion is known for its historic manuscripts and artifacts and everything ancient but something has been happening at the Vatican that is set to change the face of religion for good, it’s not @Pontifex on Twitter though that is awesome, we can tweet Hail Mary, thank God!
For some time now, the Vatican has been digitizing its 80,000 historic manuscripts and 8,900 incunabula library after getting a donation of 2.8 petabytes of storage space from EMC.
According to AppNewser, “The Vatican’s library is one of the world’s oldest and its rare manuscripts to be preserved include; The 1451 and 1455 BC 42 line Latin Bible of Gutenberg, also the the first book printed with movable type, the Sifra, a Hebrew manuscript written between the end of the 9th Century and the middle of the 10th, one of the oldest extant Hebrew codes; Greek testimonies of the works of Homer, Sophocles, Plato and Hippocrates; The famous incunabulum of Pius II’s De Europa, printed by Albrecht Kunne in Memmingen in around 1491; and the Code-B, one of the oldest extant manuscripts of the Greek Bible, dated to the 4th Century
Digitising the whole mountain may take over 3 years and filling 2.8 petabytes is no joke. One petabyte is 1 thousand terabytes. 1 terabyte is 1 thousand Gigabytes. You can add it up from there on your own.