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Big number

I was reading that the president of Google recons there's 5 million terabytes of data out there to index ... and that they're only a tiny part of the way into it. What does that look like?

5000000000000000000

Hmmm
(written 2005-10-12, updated 2006-06-05)

Commentatorsays ...
Custard:5000000Tb to bytes = 5497558138880000000
Shurely?

What we call a 'b*stard' number as it contains two bases. Base 10 in the 5 million and base 2 in the Terabyte part assuming that 1 Terabyte == 1 Tebibyte (2^40).
At least they didn't say 5 Billion Gigabytes.. You would have to guess they mean a US billion as opposed to a UK billion ;-)

US 5000000000Gb to bytes = 5368709120000000000
UK 5000000000000Gb to bytes = 5368709120000000000000
If I'm not mistaken...

Perhaps they mean 5 Exbibytes
5Eb to bytes = 5764607523034230000

(Corrections welcome, I sincerely hope these answers are correct as they come from code I use in a live storage allocation application)

B ;-)

(Exbibytes,Tebibytes,Gibibytes etc. courtesy of http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/binary.html)
(comment added 2005-10-12 15:38:20)
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