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What Is A Yottabyte? How Big Is It? [Pic]

Hits: 38646 | Rating: (2.4) | Category: Technology | Added by: fancylad
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SumRandom1
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 795 Posts
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 12:40:45 PM
i still dont get how big that is??? am i the only one, are we talking space on a computer, or space as in VOLUME?

Kalkin
Male, 18-29, Western US
 44 Posts
Wednesday, June 02, 2010 1:40:50 AM
If a terrabyte holds 2x10^5 pictures, a petabyte is 10^8, exa is 10^11, zetta is 10^14 and a yottabye would be around 2x10^17 pictures.
Who the drat has 200,000,000,000,000,000 pictures?

NinjaB0b
Male, 18-29, Western US
 173 Posts
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 8:24:30 PM
@nubblins
second

duckflash
Female, 13-17, Europe
 571 Posts
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 4:07:49 PM
i can already see people saying "how many yottas do you have" x]

Hipley
Male, 30-39, Europe
 22 Posts
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 2:15:24 PM
If Moore's law is true, it will last 40 to 60 years!

nubblins
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 1753 Posts
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 9:17:54 AM
That's a lot of porn.

meepmaker
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 6716 Posts
Tuesday, June 01, 2010 7:43:24 AM
Who needs all that?

DarkFerret
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2764 Posts
Monday, May 31, 2010 8:28:12 PM
holy huge!

MrsPoods
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 549 Posts
Monday, May 31, 2010 8:13:25 PM
Is it yaddah or yoda?

EinsteinGuy
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 9 Posts
Monday, May 31, 2010 6:57:15 PM
Yotta, yotta, yotta...

smithno13
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 309 Posts
Monday, May 31, 2010 6:39:30 PM
All of that seemed to be based off of the size and price of a 1tb hard drive... But now you can get a 2tb for not much more.

Altaru
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 3500 Posts
Monday, May 31, 2010 5:57:08 PM
[quote">you could put all the pron ever onto one hard drive, and it would be glorious to behold[/quote">

Until they invent new, 4D prons that can actually have sex with you and get you pregnant...

Wait, they already have 3D porn that can do that?

Well never mind! Let's keep on as we were.

shock-n-awe
Male, 18-29, Canada
 198 Posts
Monday, May 31, 2010 5:40:07 PM
Also, as has been said, the size required is why the cost is prohibitive but the technology is advancing so fast it is only a matter of time before this is available... It will happen in my lifetime.

shock-n-awe
Male, 18-29, Canada
 198 Posts
Monday, May 31, 2010 5:38:13 PM
"you could put all the pron ever onto one hard drive, and it would be glorious to behold"

There is plenty of the "off the beaten path" pron that I am not into but I would be willing to sort through it to have every bit of pron ever made. Except for kiddie pron. That is some wrong and horrible sh*t.

Steelgrid
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2704 Posts
Monday, May 31, 2010 3:43:34 PM
Really this is a non issue as with time it will all shrink and become cheaper....Think of 5 mgs in the 50s...Or 1g in the 80s...How extraordinary they were and the space required to hold them...The first manned rocket to space had LESS computing power than the NES 8-bit system....Think of that....

Nintenutts
Male, 13-17, Canada
 92 Posts
Monday, May 31, 2010 3:20:57 PM
The datacenter my dad works at has a petabyte of memory. so the second part is somewhat untrue.

RaM1
Male, 18-29, Africa
 10 Posts
Monday, May 31, 2010 2:57:25 PM
@Salted_Eggs :
i'm sorry it wasn't a hard drive but a datacenter -_-'

http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/11/01/nsa-to-store-yottabytes-of-surveillance-data-in-utah-megarepository/

Ryan22158
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 422 Posts
Monday, May 31, 2010 2:36:52 PM
Something that should be pointed out is that the space to store information is trivial when compared to what most people here have pointed out. The need for smaller and faster transistors, or maybe even HP's memristor(sp?), to crunch that amount of data, or store and process in the memrsitor's case. So, it doesn't matter if you Xbox 1080, PS15, or your Pee(he he) has an Exabyte of storage if you can't access it quickly. I don't want to wait for my Quad Core processor to decompress ten gigs of data for each frame on my game because it just wont be able to do it. Although processors should be able to keep up with storage as time progresses. I'm just saying all of that space is useless unless you access it in an efficient manner.

Time to go grab a 32-core Xeon Knight chip. :)

Mikeado
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2179 Posts
Monday, May 31, 2010 2:35:51 PM
"you could put all the pron ever onto one hard drive, and it would be glorious to behold"

Yes. Apart from the bestial, incestial, man-on-man, S&M and urination variants - to name a few - although I suppose it depends what you're into and how open-minded you are...

ElSombrero
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 720 Posts
Monday, May 31, 2010 2:32:11 PM
Eventually we're just going to make something so big that storage is no longer an issue.

I'm excited about where our technology will lead us. We just need to stop being stupid and learn how to use it right.

almightybob1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 4278 Posts
Monday, May 31, 2010 1:12:39 PM
I can't remember who said it, but I remember something about every two years technology doubles in ability/capacity, and halves in cost.


The number of transistors we can fit in a unit space has roughly doubled every year, yes. It's called Moore's Law. But it can't continue like that. We can't make them much smaller before the distance between source and drain on a MOSFET becomes too small to operate reliably.

Electronic engineers are working on how to get around the problem. A solution will probably be to use new, different materials instead of silicon dioxide.

discoxd
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 58 Posts
Monday, May 31, 2010 1:06:23 PM
you could put all the pron ever onto one hard drive, and it would be glorious to behold

taelmx
Female, 18-29, Western US
 244 Posts
Monday, May 31, 2010 12:13:34 PM
There's also Doggabytes and Geopbytes or something like that.

SPrinkZ
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2258 Posts
Monday, May 31, 2010 11:44:48 AM
"To be honest, a Yotta-bite seems large now, but the next-next gen consoles will probably have that as their HDD space"

No one sees how difficult this poo really is, do they? We're running into microization problems because transistors can only be made so small before they fizzle out if they are made from current day silicon.

So, unless we develop a new smaller transistor, around a couple of atoms or so big, then count the yottabyte being a little further than 20 years. And, you wouldn't know what to do with a yottabyte. It's certainly more information than all of human history and writing combined 1,000x over.

Nidonemo
Male, 18-29, Western US
 9216 Posts
Monday, May 31, 2010 11:24:50 AM
Probably that kind of space would be needed for the Extranet in "Mass Effect".

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