brontobyte

<unit, data> A proposed unit of data equal to 10^27 bytes. A brontobyte is 1000^9 bytes or 1000 yottabytes.

"Bronto-" is not an official prefix and the term brontobyte is generally attributed to the IBM Dictionary of Computing.

One brontobyte would be enough data to store a three-dimensional map of the Earth with one byte for each voxel of a one-centimetre grid.

See prefix.

[Where did IBM get it from?]

Last updated: 2013-11-04

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