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Interesting facts and figures about Information Technology

  • India gets over 50% IT jobs outsourced by Silicon Valley
  • The multiplier impact on employment is even more compelling; for every one job created in the IT-ITES sector, four additional jobs are created in the rest of the economy.
  • Indian IT/ITES industry will continue the double digit growth in 2009 of 16%. The growth has been fuelled by increasing diversification in the geographic base and across industry verticals.
  • Google has the most intriguing data center located in Dalles, Oregon. They house an estimated 500,000 servers around the world, spread across 25 locations that store and estimated 200 pet bytes.
  • More than 53 per cent of the IT firms in the Silicon Valley, USA outsource their operations abroad
  • Internal clock on the computer is actually controlled by a crystal that vibrates at the correct frequency.
  • An Amd 1400 chip running without a heat sink gets as hot as 370 degrees.
  • E-science II (EGEE-II) project is the world’s largest scientific grid computing project launched on September 2006. It processes 98,000 jobs a day, more than 1 million a month, juggling about 30,000 jobs concurrently, on average.
  • IT industry directly employs nearly 2.3 million professionals and indirect employment is estimated to additional 8 million jobs.
  • India may have the largest number of IT professionals in the world by 2012 thanks to India being at the centre of the IT opportunity.
  • What does 50 G.B of storage really mean? It means we can stack 3 piles of single spaced type written pages taller than the Eiffel tower.
  • Every Rs. 1 spent by the IT-ITES sector translates into a total output of about Rs. 2 in the economy.
  • By 2015, Indian IT sector will double in revenue, double contribution to GDP and double employment generation.
  • IBM Blue Gene is the world's fastest supercomputer powered by 65,536 dual-processor computer nodes and clocked a sustained performance of 280.6 trillion operations per second, or teraflops.
  • Typewriter is the only 10 letter word you can spell with the top row of keys on a keyboard.



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