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NSA’s Gotta YOTTABYTE?

WHAT’S A YOTTABTYE?
The prefix: yotta (used in units of measurement) denoting a factor of 10 ten to 24th power. 1 followed by 24 zeros

The NSA data center in Utah will be up and running by the end of September
Much has been written about JUST HOW MUCH DATA THAT FACILITY MIGHT HOLD, with estimates ranging from “yottabytes” (in Wired) to “5 zettabytes” (on NPR)

HOW BIG IS A YOTTABYTE?

A YOTTABYTE IS A SEPTILLION BYTES
SO LARGE THAT NO ONE HAS YET COINED A TERM … this means that INFORMATION COLLECTED either via prism-like programs ..

HOW BIG IS A SEPTILLION?

A SEPTILLION IS 10 to the 24th power with 24 ZEROS
1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

WHY WOULD NSA NEED A FACILITY TO HOLD THAT MUCH COLLECTED DATA?
WHY WOULD NSA COLLECT THAT MUCH DATA?
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Jul 24, 2013 – A guide from Cisco explains that a yottabyte = 1,000 zettabytes = 1,000,000 … Cleversafe is the only company that can deliver on this requirement today. …

MEANING THAT THE NSA’S ABILITY TO STORE INFORMATION WILL ONLY INCREASE.
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MEANING THAT? INDEED, NSA WILL BE COLLECTING THAT MUCH MORE DATA?
AND, What NSA can’t do now, it will certainly be able to do in a half decade.
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The bottom line
IS THIS ANOTHER typical government program “WHERE MORE IS BETTER”?
This process can be continued indefinitely, but SOMEONE has to stop THE EXPONENTIAL GROWTH AND DEBT OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT somewhere.
THE NATIONAL DEBT IS OVER $17.2 TRILLION DOLLARS
A TRILLION 1,000,000,000,000 10 to the 12th power and it has 12 zeros

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This process can be continued indefinitely, but one has to stop somewhere. The name centillion (n = 100) has appeared in many dictionaries. A CENTILLION IS 10 to the 303 power (1 FOLLOWED BY 303 ZEROES) in the American system and a whopping 10 to the 600 power (1 followed by 600 zeroes) in the European system.

JUST KEEP ADDING ZEROS

A MILLION 1,000,000 HAS 6 ZEROS

A BILLION 1,000,000,000 10 to the 9

THE GREEK-BASED PROPOSED NAME FOR A BILLION WAS “GILLION” (who knew?)

A TRILLION 1,000,000,000,000 10 to the 12th power and it has 12 zeros

JUST KEEP ADDING ZEROS

A SEPTILLION IS 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (10 to the 24th power) with 24 zeros
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Names for Large Numbers
How Many? A Dictionary of Units of Measurement
© Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

(see the full table at)
http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/large.html

n = 103n = American
3 109 billion (10 to the 9th power= 1 followed by 9 zeros) a “GILLION” IN GREEK
4 1012 trillion
5 1015 quadrillion
6 1018 quintillion
7 1021 SEXTILLION
8 1024 septillion (10 to the 24th power= 1 followed by 24 zeros)
9 1027 octillion
10 1030 nonillion
11 1033 decillion
12 1036 undecillion
13 1039 duodecillion
14 1042 tredecillion
15 1045 quattuordecillion
16 1048 quindecillion
17 1051 sexdecillion
18 1054 septendecillion
19 1057 octodecillion
20 1060 novemdecillion
21 1063 vigintillion
22 1066 unvigintillion
23 1069 duovigintillion
24 1072 trevigintillion
25 1075 quattuorvigintillion
26 1078 quinvigintillion
27 1081 sexvigintillion
28 1084 septenvigintillion
29 1087 octovigintillion
30 1090 novemvigintillion
31 1093 trigintillion
32 1096 untrigintillion
33 1099 duotrigintillion (10 to the 99th power= 1 followed by 99 zeros)

This process can be continued indefinitely, but one has to stop somewhere. The name centillion (n = 100) has appeared in many dictionaries. A centillion is 10303 (1 followed by 303 zeroes) in the American system and a whopping 10600 (1 followed by 600 zeroes) in the European system.
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The bottom line
This is a typical government program “WHERE MORE IS BETTER”
This process can be continued indefinitely, but SOMEONE has to stop THE EXPONENTIAL GROWTH AND DEBT OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT somewhere.
THE NATIONAL DEBT IS OVER $17.2 TRILLION DOLLARS (count those zeros)
A TRILLION 1,000,000,000,000 10 to the 12th power and it has 12 zeros
THE NATIONAL DEBT? $17,200,000,000,000.00 DOLLARS

THE GREEK-BASED PROPOSED NAME FOR A BILLION WAS “GILLION”

The Greeks had it right for the understanding of a reasonable person.
A BILLION MIGHT AS WELL BE A GILLION TO ME

IN FACT THE NEED FOR NSA’s YOTTABYTE IS ALL GREEK TO ME!
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Documentation on NSA’s YOTTABYTE

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2013/07/24/blueprints-of-nsa-data-center-in-utah-suggest-its-storage-capacity-is-less-impressive-than-thought/
Welcome to The Not-So Private Parts where technology & privacy collide
Kashmir Hill Forbes Staff

The NSA data center in Utah will be up and running by the end of September
Much has been written about JUST HOW MUCH DATA THAT FACILITY MIGHT HOLD, with estimates ranging from “yottabytes” (in Wired) to “5 zettabytes” (on NPR), A.K.A. words that you probably can’t pronounce that translate to “a lot.”

The prefix: yotta (used in units of measurement) denoting a factor of 10 ten to 24th power. 1 followed by 24 zeros 1

A guide from Cisco explains that

a yottabyte = 1,000 zettabytes = 1,000,000 exabytes = 1 billion pettabytes = 1 trillion terabytes.
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Just to make that perfectly clear? On how much DATA that NSA DATA CENTER might hold
A yottabyte = 1,000 zettabytes
A zettabytes = 1,000,000 exabytes
1,000,000 exabytes = 1 BILLION pettabytes
1 BILLION pettabytes = 1 TRILLION terabytes.

For some sense of scale, you would need 400 TERABYTES to hold all of the books ever written in any language.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2013/07/24/blueprints-of-nsa-data-center-in-utah-suggest-its-storage-capacity-is-less-impressive-than-thought/
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• Blueprints Of NSA’s Ridiculously Expensive Data Center In Utah …
www.forbes.com/…/blueprints-of-nsa-data-center-in-utah-sugge…‎
by Kashmir Hill – in 3,773 Google+ circles
Jul 24, 2013 – A guide from Cisco explains that a yottabyte = 1,000 zettabytes = 1,000,000 … Cleversafe is the only company that can deliver on this requirement today. … MEANING THAT THE NSA’S ABILITY TO STORE INFORMATION WILL ONLY INCREASE.

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• The NSA’s Massive Utah Data Center Won’t Store Anything Close To …
techcrunch.com/…/the-nsas-massive-utah-data-center-wont-store-anythin…‎
Jul 24, 2013 – (A yottabyte is a septillion bytes—so large that no one has yet coined a term … This means that information collected either via PRISM-like programs … What the NSA can’t do now, it will certainly be able to do in a half decade.

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