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Subject:What do you call this? Side Track From:Richard Dimock <red -at- ELSEGUNDOCA -dot- ATTGIS -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 20 Jul 1995 07:49:41 PDT
Just a side track on this bit definition.
We are all familiar with bit and byte. There are other terms
we use in the supercomputer biz.
1 bit: Bit
2 bits: Dibit, for when instructions used this
4 bits: Nibble, often used for wider granularity,
8 bits: Byte
64 bits: Lunch, for our 64-bit word.
We didn't deal heavily in the 16-, 24- and 32-bit chunks.
Perhaps some of you have names for them?
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Then, next to the feathered carcass on
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