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Guest Message by DevFuse


Internet speed record smashed

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#1 OFFLINE   firephoto



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Posted 07 March 2003 - 10:12 PM


(CNN) -- Offering a glimpse of a faster digital future, researchers announced they have set a new Internet speed record.

Scientists at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center used fiber-optic cables to transfer 6.7 gigabytes of data -- the equivalent of two DVD movies -- across 6,800 miles in less than a minute.

WoW wow WOW

I wish I had that.

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#2 OFFLINE   gcutler


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Posted 07 March 2003 - 11:17 PM

From Article

Scientists were able to get 93 percent efficiency out of their record-setting connection because they didn't have to share bandwidth, they received donated equipment in excess of $1 million and they changed the setting of Internet protocols to allow faster data transfers, Newman said.

Even if they could transfer vast amounts of data tomorrow at reasonable prices, Newman noted that present-day computers are unable to handle such loads.

Kind of skews the results, best case scenario to the upteenth power
4900 on a SA TiVo and a 508

#3 OFFLINE   Bogy


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Posted 07 March 2003 - 11:57 PM

But it's like a racing car, impractical to drive on the street, but innovations eventually work their way down to the car you drive. (sometimes before the competitors get the innovations banned for being unfair.)

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