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Bell Labs Transfers DVD In 2.3 Milliseconds

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Imagine downloading the remake of Casino Royale in the time it takes to blink. One experiment by Bell Labs managed to accomplish some astonishing speeds.

Just don’t wait for your friendly neighborhood ISP to offer comparable speeds anytime soon.

The Royal Pingdom blog said Bell Labs managed a transfer rate of 2.05 terabytes per second. You won’t find the equipment to handle that for sale on the shelves of big-box electronic retailers.

Even more impressively, Bell Labs accomplished the transfer speed over a distance of some 1,584 miles. This is a harbinger of 100Gbps Ethernet, according to Information Week.

Royal Pingdom also noted how Google transfers data retrieved by the Hubble Space Telescope by FedEx rather than through electronic transmission. It would take longer for Google to move 120 terabytes of data over the Internet than shipping it by overnight delivery.

Bell Labs’ experiment would transfer that same amount of data in a minute. Not even FedEx can beat that speed.

Bell Labs Transfers DVD In 2.3 Milliseconds
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  • http://www.snappydownload.com Guest

    Looking forward to the day it becomes standard, probably quite a few years off.

    • Guest

      but that certainly won’t be in the US. The US are behind on bandwidth compared to other countries in the EU significantly, pretty sad. Gov’t needs to realize that the internet is key.

  • Guest

    It’s just a search engine for Christ’s sake! Either Google is tremendously overvalued, or Yahoo is ridiculously undervalued. Either way, I wouldn’t want to have Google in my stock portfolio…not now when its stock is clearly in a landslide. I do wish that I’ve bought it when it was half the current size.

  • http://grsober.wordpress.com Guest

    yes this is an extremely high speed transfer but we have to wait many years before we can use that speed.
    Anyways even if we have speeds like that we can manage to make it feel slow cause we will just transfer bigger and bigger and bigger files.
    A few years before we had 1mbps connections,we now have 24mbps and it looks almost the same because of the bigger files and new
    services (live video etc).

    its like hdd,15 years ago a 20mb hdd was huge and now a 1tb hdd is just a good storage amount.

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