from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A unit of computer memory or data storage capacity equal to 1,024 megabytes (230 bytes).
- n. One billion bytes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 109, one billion (1,000,000,000) bytes, as opposed to a gibibyte. SI symbol: GB
- n. Imprecisely, a gibibyte or 10243 (1,073,741,824) bytes. SI symbol: GiB, computing symbol: GB.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a unit of information equal to 1024 mebibytes or 2^30 (1,073,741,824) bytes
- n. a unit of information equal to 1000 megabytes or 10^9 (1,000,000,000) bytes
Those who mainly do Web surfing or e-mail have little reason to pay attention to the traffic caps: a gigabyte is about 3,000 Web pages, or 15,000 e-mails without attachments.
Albert Fert (born March 7, 1938) is a French physicist and one of the discoverers of giant magnetoresistance which brought about a breakthrough in gigabyte hard disks. binaryspiral
The ISPs' costs, however, to deliver a marginal gigabyte, which is about an hour of viewing, from one of our regional interchange points over their last mile wired network to the consumer is less than a penny, and falling, so there is no reason that pay-per-gigabyte is economically necessary.
They're also many times more expensive per gigabyte, which is why you don't see SSD technology in every computer on the market -- yet.
The gibibyte is closely related to the gigabyte, which is defined as 109 bytes =
Ten years later, the cost was $1.15 per gigabyte, meaning that the cost had fallen by nearly a factor of 1000.
The ISPs’ costs, however, to deliver a marginal gigabyte, which is about an hour of viewing, from one of our regional interchange points over their last mile wired network to the consumer is less than a penny, and falling, so there is no reason that pay-per-gigabyte is economically necessary.
Benaim recalled trying to create a scent that captured the idea "gigabyte" for a special issue of
As I move to having more and more machines on my internal LAN, I felt the time had finally come that I sit down, and rebuild my network to take advantage of things such as gigabyte networking, LDAP, single-user sign on, and so forth.
Its 16 gigabyte Wi-Fi version is priced at $499, the same as the 9.7-inch iPad.