Proposed new data storage units

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Proposed new data storage units

Postby doggitydogs » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:39 am UTC

Here are mine (I had more, but I decided that some of them were too boring):
  • Hexaunicodemebibit (HUMib): 1,099,511,627,776 bits, or 1,048,576 (220) 17-bit bytes. The amount of storage required to most efficiently store the Unicode 6.0 equivalent of an ASCII mebibyte with each character receiving only one byte.
  • Tebinybble (TiN): 4,398,046,511,104 bits. Half of a tebibyte (assuming octet bytes).
  • Yobikilohexabit (YikHb): 7,253,554,917,687,775,048,237,056,000 bits. 280 sets of 1000 six-bit bytes.

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Re: Proposed new data storage units

Postby j6m8 » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:34 pm UTC

DNA-bytes - Only need to be two bits long... Proposed system as follows:

00 A
01 T
10 G
11 C

This would GREATLY reduce the storage size of the HGP and such.
Also, if one is beginning to feel unsatisfied with only two bits:

000 A
001 T
010 G
011 C
100 Gene Begin
101 Gene End
110 Global End
111 Global End

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Re: Proposed new data storage units

Postby mfb » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:32 am UTC

If you just want to store what genes do, use 5 bits (instead of 6) for 3 letters. Enough to store 22 amino acids, start, stop and some additional stuff.

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