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Old 05-07-2008, 04:50 PM   #1
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a yotta bytes

There was a posting on / . regarding the amount of disk storage being shipped by the HDD manufacturers.

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"David Roberson, general manager of Hewlett-Packard's StorageWorks division, predicts that by 2013 the storage industry will be shipping a yottabyte (a billion gigabytes) of storage capacity annually. Roberson made the comment in conjunction with HP introducing a new rack system that clusters together four blade servers and three storage arrays with 820TB of capacity. Many vendors are moving toward this kind of platform, including IBM, with its recent acquisition of Israeli startup XIV, according to Enterprise Strategy Group analyst Mark Peters."


I always wondered where they come up with these, and now I find there apparently is an "approved" list of geek-math-terms to describe them.

Here is the list (from / .) :

yocto- y 10^-24
zepto- z 10^-21
atto- a 10^-18
femto- f 10^-15
pico- p 10^-12
nano- n 10^-9
micro- m 10^-6
milli- m 10^-3
centi- c 10^-2
deci- d 10^-1
(none) -- --
deka- D 10^1
hecto- H 10^2
kilo- K 10^3
mega- M 10^6
giga- G 10^9
tera- T 10^12
peta- P 10^15
exa- E 10^18
zetta- Z 10^21
yotta- Y 10^24

Link to the article listing these:
http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/...499008,00.html
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Old 05-07-2008, 04:58 PM   #2
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lol. old but appropriate.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...79032362244465

yotta.... yatta... get it?

but in seriousness, thats pretty fucking insane.
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:32 PM   #3
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That'll make the MPAA and RIAA shit themselves for sure.
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:42 PM   #4
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lol. old but appropriate.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...79032362244465

yotta.... yatta... get it?

but in seriousness, thats pretty fucking insane.
http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/yatta

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Old 05-09-2008, 10:25 AM   #5
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Is gonna be hell maintaining (read: defragmenting) those things.
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:13 PM   #6
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so whats 10^27 called? i want one of THOSE drives.
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Old 05-10-2008, 01:44 AM   #8
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Lulz, and the games at that time would take up about 50 TB...

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Meng, if they don't involve me putting on a suit and running around like a tard, I won't install anything over 30TB.
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:00 PM   #10
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so whats 10^27 called? i want one of THOSE drives.
6.022 x 10^23 = MOLARBYTES

of course, thats not 10^27, but it reminded me of that.
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so whats 10^27 called? i want one of THOSE drives.
Yotta is the highest for SI units.
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From Wikipedia:

1 googol
=10^100
=10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,00 0,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

1 googolplex
= 10^googol
= 10^(10^100)
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Old 05-21-2008, 06:53 PM   #13
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Yotta is the highest for SI units.
SI units will extend one day..
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We could host everything everyone has on their HD on 1 single drive of that capacity, that'd be pretty useless but cool.
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SI units will extend one day..
lets hope they make up better names next time around.
the old ones sound cool, but the new ones are crap (after pico/tera).
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Old 05-23-2008, 12:34 AM   #16
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We could host everything everyone has on their HD on 1 single drive of that capacity, that'd be pretty useless but cool.
By the time a drive of that capacity exists a single install of windows will take up about 15-20% of the drive...
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By the time a drive of that capacity exists a single install of windows will take up about 15-20% of the drive...


I bet they'll call it Windows Yotta
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Did none of you realize they are talking about the total capacity of all shipped drives in one year from the entire industry, not a single drive?
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Did none of you realize they are talking about the total capacity of all shipped drives in one year from the entire industry, not a single drive?
What makes you think any of us were confused about what it was they were describing initially?
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The whole unanimity of it all! I didn't read anything except what was in the thread too.. no clue about the other links.

But in all seriousness, doin some math, by about 2045 we'll have affordable desktop 1YB drives. srs.
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