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gig·a·bit

 (gĭg′ə-bĭt′, jĭg′-)
n. Computers
1. One billion bits.
2. 1,073,741,824 (230) bits.

gigabit

(ˈɡɪɡəˌbɪt; ˈɡaɪɡəˌbɪt)
n
(Computer Science) computing one million bits
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gigabit - a unit of information equal to 1000 megabits or 10^9 (1,000,000,000) bits
computer memory unit - a unit for measuring computer memory
Mb, Mbit, megabit - a unit of information equal to 1000 kilobits or 10^6 (1,000,000) bits
Tbit, terabit, Tb - a unit of information equal to 1000 gigabits or 10^12 (1,000,000,000,000) bits
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The Force10 TeraScale E-Series will allow DE-CIX to seamlessly scale its network to support an anticipated 200 Gigabits per second (Gbps) of traffic by next year as well as additional future growth.
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With two line-rate 10 Gigabit ports, the Force10 P10 has an aggregate inspection throughput of 20 Gigabits per second and is the industry's first intrusion prevention system that can secure 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks at line-rate speeds, eliminating costly bottlenecks.
Tight integration and careful design methodology at the system level are fundamental requirements for ensuring high performance at 100 Gigabits per second speeds, said Joel Goergen, chief scientist and vice president of technology at Force10 Networks, during a meeting of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) to review technical specifications for the emerging technology.
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Foundry's unique 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) Ethernet module architecture extends support of the advanced switching and routing feature sets offered on all of Foundry's Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and Gigabit Ethernet products to 10 Gigabit per second of packet forwarding throughput.
Marvell's Alaska X device eases these bandwidth bottlenecks in next-generation systems by providing an aggregate bandwidth of 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps).
Operating at 2 Gigabits per second, QLogic SANbox2 switches offer double the throughput speed and twice as many ports in the same form factor and at the same price as existing 1 Gigabit switch products.
Fibre Channel SAN technology must move to 2 Gigabits per second to keep pace with the explosive increase in data accessed from storage devices with ever increasing speed and capacity," said James Opfer, Dataquest analyst.