[rrd-users] Re: yscale question

Clifton Royston cliftonr at lava.net
Wed Nov 14 21:42:33 MET 2001

On Wed, Nov 14, 2001 at 03:42:58PM +0100, Peter Kassies wrote:
> Occasionally a lot of data is transfered by the system and instead of
> showing in the picture the regular K in the y-axe it switches to legend T or
> P. What is the meaning of T and P?
> K = kilobits

  M = megabits = (1000)*kilo

  G = gigabits = (1000)*mega = (1000)*(1000)*kilo

> T = 1000*kilobits

  T = terabits = (1000)*giga = (1000)*(1000)*(1000)*kilo.

> P = 1000.000*kilobits (???)

  P = petabits = (1000)*tera = (1000)*(1000)*(1000)*(1000)*kilo.
  I'm inclined to think if it's reporting peta-bit transfer rates,
there is some error in the data collection process.  I don't think I've
ever worked on a machine that could even achieve petabit transfer rates
to /dev/null.  :-)

  -- Clifton

 Clifton Royston  --  LavaNet Systems Architect --  cliftonr at lava.net
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