Chapter 1

From Terabytes to Insights

Note: One terabyte is 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. There are many more byte sizes, large and small, to derive insights from, as well.

 The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

 – MARCEL PROUST

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FIGURE 1.1A “Wanderer Above a Sea of Fog,” Caspar David Friedrich, 1817.

Source: bpk, Berlin/Hamburger Kunsthalle/Elke Walford/Art Resource, New York.

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FIGURE 1.1B Viewer looking at a 3D representation of a protein structure from the Protein Data Bank inside UCSD’s Calit2 StarCAVE. ...

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