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gigabit

[′gig·ə‚bit]
(communications)
One billion bits, or 1,000,000,000 bits.

gigabit

(unit)
2^30 bits, 1,073,741,824 bits.

See prefix.

gigabit

One billion bits. Also Gb, Gbit and G-bit. See giga, space/time and never say.
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DE-CIX is leveraging the industry leading density of the Force10 TeraScale E-Series to build out a resilient, high performance network that will deliver scalable Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet peering services to its growing customer base.
Force10 Networks(R), a pioneer in building and securing high performance networks, today announced that True, a Netherlands-based colocation and hosting service provider, is delivering 10 Gigabit Ethernet services to its customers with the S-Series family of data center switches and the 16-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet line cards for the TeraScale E-Series family of switch/routers.
With the Force10 P-Series, we can inspect and monitor traffic on our 10 Gigabit links without impacting performance, making it possible to move data at line rate while still addressing security concerns.
It took the industry over five years to develop and standardize 10 Gigabit Ethernet and several more years for organizations to adopt it," said Goergen, one of several contributors to the 10 Gigabit Ethernet standard.
2 Gigabits per second, more than four times the throughput of last year's winning entry.
Accelerating the availability of Gigabit Ethernet to the desktop PC, Intel announced that Dell Computer Corporation will use Intel's Gigabit Ethernet controller as a standard network connection on the motherboard in future OptiPlex(1) desktop PCs.
Marvell(R) (Nasdaq:MRVL), a technology leader in the development of extreme broadband communications solutions, today announced a complete 10 Gigabit Ethernet physical layer solution using the Marvell Alaska(R) X 10 Gigabit Ethernet XAUI SERDES IC and Agilent Technologies serial 10Gbase-LR XENPAK transceiver.
The Alaska Quad fiber transceiver, a single-chip device containing four independent Gigabit Ethernet fiber transceivers, supports a variety of applications, including Gigabit Ethernet over fiber (1000BASE-SX/LX IEEE 802.
3ae 10 Gigabit standard continues the evolution of Ethernet by leveraging all the existing benefits of Gigabit Ethernet technology while providing 10 times the performance and bandwidth to power today's ever expanding networks.
Marvell's Alaska X transceiver is specifically designed for 10 Gigabit Ethernet applications utilizing both wave division multiplexing (WDM) and serial optical transmission.
The SAN market is clearly moving to a new level of performance with the availability of 2 Gigabit products," said Dave Hubbard, vice president and general manager of QLogic's Switch Products Group.
NASDAQ:QLGC), today unveiled the industry's first and only end-to-end 2 Gigabit storage area network (SAN) infrastructure, consisting of highly scaleable products ranging from single-chip PCI-Fibre Channel controllers and host adapter boards for server and storage end nodes, to cost-effective edge switches for work groups, and high port count director class switches for enterprise-class data centers.