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Physicists smash Internet speed record again!
Last Updated Fri, 17 Oct 2003 12:17:53:78:94 | GENEVA

Posted on 10/17/2003 2:07:07 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55

GENEVA -

Researchers have more than doubled the world speed record for Internet data transfer.

Scientists at the CERN particle physics laboratory in Switzerland sent the equivalent of a full-length DVD movie in about seven seconds.


Colleagues at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) received the data.

The land record was set on Oct. 1 by transferring 1.1 terabytes of data over a 7,000-kilometre link in less than 30 minutes, the team said.

The average transfer rate was 5.44 gigabits per second (Gbps), which broke the previous record of 2.38 Gbps – more than 20,000 times faster than a typical home broadband connection.

Researchers announced the record on Thursday at the Internet2 conference in Indianapolis.

Scientists want to transfer data more quickly for several experiments, such as simulations of the Big Bang.

"This new record marks another major milestone towards our final goal of abolishing distances and, in so doing, to enable more efficient worldwide scientific collaboration," said Oliver Martin in a release.

Martin is head of external networking at CERN.

To accomplish the feat, the team paid for a special transatlantic fibre optic link with a capacity of 10 Gbps.

Routers at both ends allowed the data to be sent more reliably.


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1 posted on 10/17/2003 2:07:07 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55
Wow!
2 posted on 10/17/2003 2:07:41 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (The left always "feels your pain" unless of course they caused it.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Dang, we almost had a lab like that in Texas......once.
3 posted on 10/17/2003 2:08:00 PM PDT by tet68 (multiculturalism is an ideological academic fantasy maintained in obvious bad faith. M. Thompson)
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To: tet68
Series?
4 posted on 10/17/2003 2:08:56 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (The left always "feels your pain" unless of course they caused it.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
The average transfer rate was 5.44 gigabits per second (Gbps), which broke the previous record of 2.38 Gbps – more than 20,000 times faster than a typical home broadband connection.

5.44 Gbps through a 1Gbps zone. Boy, yo's in a heap o' trouble!

5 posted on 10/17/2003 2:09:06 PM PDT by Poohbah ("Would you mind not shooting at the thermonuclear weapons?" -- Major Vic Deakins, USAF)
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To: ConservativeMan55
When does the RIAA sue?
6 posted on 10/17/2003 2:11:25 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Am Yisrael Chai!)
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To: tet68
Whatever happened to that hole they dug?
7 posted on 10/17/2003 2:11:57 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander (Utinam logica falsa tuam philosophiam totam suffodiant!)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Incredible achievement. Can you post the link?
8 posted on 10/17/2003 2:12:05 PM PDT by Pro-Bush (Homeland Security + Tom Ridge = Open Borders --> Demand Change!)
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To: Pro-Bush
Sorry. Guess I forgot it.

http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2003/10/17/net_speed031017
9 posted on 10/17/2003 2:13:02 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (The left always "feels your pain" unless of course they caused it.)
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To: Poohbah
You can say that again!
10 posted on 10/17/2003 2:13:39 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (The left always "feels your pain" unless of course they caused it.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
May have to pick up my reading speed a bit.
11 posted on 10/17/2003 2:14:26 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: sphinx
Here are the old records.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/858864/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/859259/posts
12 posted on 10/17/2003 2:15:12 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (The left always "feels your pain" unless of course they caused it.)
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To: JerseyHighlander
Whatever happened to that hole they dug?

IIRC, some of it has been devoted to mushroom farming....

13 posted on 10/17/2003 2:15:13 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: ganeshpuri89
Ping for your interest!
14 posted on 10/17/2003 2:16:29 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (The left always "feels your pain" unless of course they caused it.)
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To: r9etb
Them Dirt Farmers..snicker..snicker.
15 posted on 10/17/2003 2:16:57 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (The left always "feels your pain" unless of course they caused it.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
I see now Drudge has put this up on his Web site.
16 posted on 10/17/2003 2:17:26 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (The left always "feels your pain" unless of course they caused it.)
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To: jmc813; Paradox; unix
ping for your interest!
17 posted on 10/17/2003 2:18:22 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (The left always "feels your pain" unless of course they caused it.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Scientists at the CERN particle physics laboratory in Switzerland sent the equivalent of a full-length DVD movie in about seven seconds.

In a second test, Orbitz was able to send 21 million web-page ads in the same amount of time...

18 posted on 10/17/2003 2:18:42 PM PDT by danneskjold
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To: tet68
You mean that cool mushroom farm?
19 posted on 10/17/2003 2:18:55 PM PDT by PokeyJoe (Don't talk about my armchair unless you know how to pull the recliner lever.)
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To: danneskjold
You beat me to it! I was JUST about to say that. If the Web page loads faster that means the pop up ads load just as fast!
20 posted on 10/17/2003 2:19:28 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (The left always "feels your pain" unless of course they caused it.)
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