‘PRISM: The Amazingly Low Cost of ­Using BigData to Know More About You in Under a Minute’

[Jon Vlachogiannis took a stab at estimating the cost of building][1] PRISM on commercial hardware: > Total Hardware & Personnel Costs: €12M Per Month (€144M Per Year) = $187M Per Year That’s not even a blip on the “defense” budget — though I would triple that number to figure out what the government would actually…

[Jon Vlachogiannis took a stab at estimating the cost of building][1] PRISM on commercial hardware:

> Total Hardware & Personnel Costs: €12M Per Month (€144M Per Year) = $187M Per Year

That’s not even a blip on the “defense” budget — though I would triple that number to figure out what the government would actually pay to make such a system.

[1]: http://highscalability.com/blog/2013/7/1/prism-the-amazingly-low-cost-of-using-bigdata-to-know-more-a.html

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