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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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was founded in February 2004, and is wholly owned by GIGA-BYTE Technology Co.
Developments in data mining software to help analysts sort through the avalanche of information cannot keep pace with innovations in data storage devices that can accommodate thousands of giga-bytes.
Its seven giga-bytes of shared main memory and 28 processors give it the computational horsepower to generate meaningful content.
Prof Williams says that a credit card-sized device could hold some 2,300 giga-bytes of data; roughly the amount of words found in nine million standard-sized books.
The agency's biggest forestry effort is right in Portland, where BLM, which began its GIS efforts in 1985, has stored a staggering 52 giga-bytes of information for its western Oregon digital database.