New Internet speed record

MasterAkumaMatata

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On Wednesday 15 October 2003, researchers at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the California Institute of Technology set a new Internet speed record. The transmission between Switzerland and California (4,350 miles or 7,000 kilometers) lasted 30 minutes and sent 1.1 terabytes of data at 5.44 gigabits per second. This is fast enough to transmit the contents of a CD in about 1 second and a feature-length movie on DVD in about 10 seconds. The Internet link is more than 20,000 times as fast as a typical home broadband connection. For details see http://news.com.com/2100-1034_3-5092064.html?tag=nefd_top


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MasterAkumaMatata

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link: Researchers set new network speed record

On Tuesday 30 November 2004, researchers moved data between labs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Los Angeles, California at a sustained rate of 101 gigabits per second for a few minutes. The 90-minute demonstration set a new speed record and captured the Supercomputing Bandwidth Challenge for the second year running. The same group won last year with a speed of 23.2 gigabits per second. The data was transmitted using the Fast TCP protocol developed at the University of California.

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MasterAkumaMatata

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Originally posted by ExCyber+Thu, 2004-12-02 @ 08:28 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(ExCyber @ Thu, 2004-12-02 @ 08:28 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'>
101 gigabits per second

Forget Internet, I'd be thrilled with RAM that fast.
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Here is what the article says regarding the record for data transfer on the internet:

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On the Internet, the record for data transfer is about 4.23gbps, while the record on Internet2 stands at 6.63gbps.[/quote]
 

Alexvrb

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Originally posted by ExCyber@Thu, 2004-12-02 @ 08:28 PM

Forget Internet, I'd be thrilled with RAM that fast.

All you need to do is get some higher clocked GDDR3 and you're good to go. :D
 

schi0249

Mid Boss
The ISP I work for also sells dedicated access. We sell up to a 1Gbps connection. Man, I thought that would be hella fast. But over 5??
 
How fast is that? I know a gigabit is not a gigabyte... what is the conversion on that?

Is it: 1024 gigabits = 1 Gigabyte? If so, that's only like 5 megs a second, no?
 

ExCyber

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Depending on encoding and what actual rate they are measuring it could vary a bit, but generally 8 bits = 1 byte.
 

MasterAkumaMatata

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Originally posted by PUNJABEE@Mon, 2004-12-06 @ 12:00 PM

How fast is that? I know a gigabit is not a gigabyte... what is the conversion on that?

Is it: 1024 gigabits = 1 Gigabyte? If so, that's only like 5 megs a second, no?
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101 gigabits per second

= 101,000,000,000 bits/second

= 12,625,000,000 bytes/second

= 12,329,101.6 KiB/s

= 12,040.1 MiB/s

= 11.76 GiB/s

Note:

1 KiB = 1 kibibyte = 1 kilobinary byte = 2^10 bytes = 1,024 bytes

1 MiB = 1 mebibyte = 1 megabinary byte = 2^20 bytes = 1,048,576 bytes

1 GiB = 1 gibibyte = 1 gigabinary byte = 2^30 bytes = 1,073,741,824 bytes
 
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