Bill MacKenty

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That’s a LOOOTTTT of bytes!

Posted in Personal on 11 - February 2006 at 07:25 PM (18 years ago). 204 views.

My brother James and I were having an interesting conversation about AI and the C programming language.

In the course of our discussion, we began to discuss larger and larger units of measuring storage and space.  Fortunately, came to the rescue.

Turns out a Yottabyte is a rather large amount of potential storage.  A yottabyte is:

1) 1024 bytes.

Of course, to be more accurate (we are in base 8 here, right?)

2) 1,208,925,819,614,629,174,706,176 bytes

In plain old english, a yottabyte is about 1 septilliion bytes.