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- Olivier Pons
December 30, 2005, 6:18 pm
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- Benjamin Niemann
December 30, 2005, 3:28 pm
Re: what is a petaoctet
The article only mentions "petabytes", but bytes and octets are usually
equivalent - an octet is defined as 8 bits, whereas the size of a byte is
architecture dependent, but most current systems use bytes with 8 bits.
The 'peta' prefix means either 10^15 (1,000,000,000,000,000 bytes) or 2^50
(1,125,899,906,842,624 bytes) - the latter is more commonly used when
talking about bytes.
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