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giga (G)

Giga (G) is the prefix for one billion. In decimal notation it is the nine-digit number 1,000,000,000, in exponential notation it is: 10exp9 or 10hoch9.

The prefix giga, like all other mathematical prefixes, is defined in the Système International (SI) and is used in conjunction with the data rate as gigabits per second (Gbit/s), with the frequency as gigahertz (GHz), with the computing power as GFLOPS or with the storage capacity as gigabytes (GB).

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Englisch: giga - G
Updated at: 20.03.2010
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