Internet speed record quadrupled to 101 Gbit/s
Los Angeles (CA) - An international team of physicists, scientists and engineers achieved a new speed record for long distance data transfer: During the Supercomputing Bandwidth Challenge the sustained data transfer was 101 Gbit per second (Gbp/s) between Pittsburgh and Los Angeles. This is more than four times faster than last year's record of 23 Gbp/s. The group's "High-Speed TeraByte Transfers for Physics" record data transfer speed is equivalent to downloading three full DVD movies per second, or transmitting all of the content of the Library of Congress in 15 minutes, and it corresponds to approximately ten percent of the rate that all forms of digital content were produced on Earth during the test, the team led by the California Institute of Technology said.
By Wolfgang Gruener, Senior Editor November 29, 2004 - 15:34 EST
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