n.— «“Bandwidth-intensive applications like video and music are redefining the Internet,” said Larry Irving, co-chairman of the IIA and former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for the Clinton Administration. “The strain on broadband and the coming of this massive data deluge is called the exaflood. The exaflood challenge will be manageable, even exciting—if we take the necessary steps to expand our networks now.”» —“Leading Internet Alliance Says Web’s Capacity is Nearing Its Limit” in Washington, D.C. Business Wire Apr. 18, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. Ben Teague says:

    Would that be “exa” borrowed from the unit exabytes? (Giga = 1 billion, tera = 1000 giga, peta = 1000 tera, exa = 1000 peta, so 1 exaflood comes out to 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 floods.)

  2. Probably, yes. Right now “exaflood” is just a neologism being pushed by a company with a product to sell.

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