Research and Documentation in the Digital Age, 7th Edition | Macmillan Learning for InstructorsNot a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. Below is the uncorrected machine-read text of this chapter, intended to provide our own search engines and external engines with highly rich, chapter-representative searchable text of each book. Today, the most powerful computers can perform more than a million billion operations per second. Storage devices can handle petabytes of information. Sensors such as the charged-coupled devices used in modern cameras and telescopes can acquire data from billions of pixels simultaneously. For example, the transfer rate of data within computers from memory devices to the central processing unit is growing slowly and at a linear rate.
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