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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.
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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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