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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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The supercomputer devised in Amir Kabir University has the capability of processing 32,000 billion data per second at the speed of 40 Giga bytes.
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The cafes use the latest network architecture and technology to connect to the Internet at speeds of 4 giga bytes per second, the equivalent of 260 T-1 connections or 540 times the speed of a traditional 56K modem used in most homes.
5-inch HD with memory of up to 200 giga bytes (GB), far higher than the maximum 30 GB available at present, they said.
By setting this field to an overly large value, the vulnerable antivirus software will "eat" several Giga bytes disk space, which result in a disk space based DoS, especially for the antivirus installed on the server side.