Kanji - Capital, 10**16

Asked 8 years ago

A bug in the definition...


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Actually, it's not a bug.  That 10**16 is the number, 1e+16, written in a different form.  This is a VERY large number and is exactly what this number represents.  This is described in detail at it's Wikipedia Page.  This is it's other meaning, which isn't used often.  Why there's a specific word for 10 quadrillion, is something maybe someone else can shed some light.

Answered 8 years ago

Apparently the Japanese have a supercomputer called the K which can achieve 10**16 calculations per second. Named after this Kanji's Kun-Yomi reading: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120212x1.html

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