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gigabyte

(unit)
2^30 = 1,073,741,824 bytes = 1024 megabytes.

Roughly the amount of data required to encode a human gene sequence (including all the redundant codons).

See prefix.

gigabyte

(1) One billion bytes. Also GB, Gbyte and G-byte. See giga, space/time and never say.

(2) (Gigabyte Technology Company Ltd., New Taipei City, Taiwan, www.gigabyte.com) A manufacturer of x86 motherboards, graphics cards, PCs and peripherals. Gigabyte was founded by Pei-Cheng Yeh in 1986.
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5GHz signaling rate supports configurations consisting of 1, 2, 4, 8, 12, 16 and 32 lanes which can yield up to 16 Giga Bytes per second of bandwidth.
a provider of a new generation of hardware acceleration solutions, today announced immediate availability of its hardware-assisted verification solution that addresses system design capacities of up to 128 Million RTL Gates and 16 Giga Bytes of memory.
Hammer 32M is priced at US$780,000 for a 32 Million RTL gate-equivalent and 4 Giga Bytes of memory capacity, while Hammer 16M which is capable of accelerating 16 Million RTL gate-equivalent and 2 Giga Bytes of memory design is priced at US$480,000.