Scientists achieve new speed record on Internet2

Posted on Tuesday, September 07 2004 @ 0:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Scientist at CERN have successfully achieved a new land-speed record on the new internet2. The researchers were able to send 859GB of data in less than 17 minutes at a rate of 6.63 gigabits per second, a speed that equals the transfer of a full-lenght DVD movie in four seconds.
The transfer experiment was done between the Geneva, Switzerland home of CERN and Pasadena, California, where Caltech is based - a distance of approximately 15,766 kilometres. Furthermore, this is the first time the 100 petabit metre per second mark has been broken. One petabit equals 1,000,000,000,000,000 bits.
Source: DM Europe

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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