2nd International ICST Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems

Research Article

Digital and Biological Storage Systems – a Quantitative Comparison

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.BIONETICS2007.2338,
        author={Tomasz Bilski},
        title={Digital and Biological Storage Systems -- a Quantitative Comparison},
        proceedings={2nd International ICST Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems},
        proceedings_a={BIONETICS},
        year={2008},
        month={8},
        keywords={Data storage systems and media  bioinformatics  integrity  redundancy},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.BIONETICS2007.2338}
    }
    
  • Tomasz Bilski
    Year: 2008
    Digital and Biological Storage Systems – a Quantitative Comparison
    BIONETICS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.BIONETICS2007.2338
Tomasz Bilski1,*
  • 1: Poznan University of Technology Pl. Sklodowskiej-Curie 5 60-965 Poznan, Poland Phone: 0 48 61 66 53 554
*Contact email: tomasz.bilski@put.poznan.pl

Abstract

The paper presents a quantitative comparison of digital/electronic and biological storage systems. Two biological storage systems are included: DNA and brain memory. First we will show some examples of digital-biological systems integration. In the main part of the paper, we discuss different storage aspects, mostly quantitative, such as: organization, functionality, data density, capacity, power consumption, redundancy, integrity, access time and data transfer rate. Numerous analogies between biological and electronic storage systems are pointed out. Finally, we will try to answer the question: which digital storage systems and media are the best equivalents for brain and DNA storage? The analysis of the storage systems resemblances and differences may facilitate to carry bioinformatics research.