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Light Speed communications for Supercomputers

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 07:49 PM | Monday, December 17, 2007 | (url: http://www.physor...)

As a result of the joint four-year project entitled OSMOSIS (Optical Shared MemOry Supercomputer Interconnect System), IBM and Corning researchers have now demonstrated the most powerful optical packet switch. It combines 64 optical data links, each running at 40 Gigabit per second, which transmit up to 2.5 Terabits per second. For comparison, this corresponds to 20 HD DVD movies in a single second.

USB 3.0 to Bring 10x Speed Increase in 2008

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 09:12 AM | Wednesday, September 19, 2007 | (url:

During Patrick Gelsinger's keynote at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) today, Intel made a small announcement regarding a group of companies who are now working together to create a "superspeed personal USB interconnect with 10 times the speed of the current generation technology of USB 2.0. The USB 3.0 Promoter Group -- which consists of Intel, Hewlett-Packard, NEC Corporation, NXP Semiconductors, Microsoft and Texas Instruments -- looks to make several other major changes.

Comcast Clarifies High Speed Extreme Use Policy

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 03:09 AM | Tuesday, September 18, 2007 | (url: http://biz.gameda...)

Comcast's Charlie Douglas defines "excessive use" as any customer who downloads the equivalent of 30,000 songs, 250,000 pictures or 13 million emails in a month.

Researchers break Internet speed records

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 07:08 PM | Tuesday, April 24, 2007 | (url:

NEW YORK - A group of researchers led by the University of Tokyo has broken Internet speed records twice in two days. Operators of the high-speed Internet2 network announced Tuesday that the researchers on Dec. 30 sent data at 7.67 gigabits per second, using standard communications protocols.

The next day, using modified protocols, the team broke the record again by sending data over the same 20,000-mile path at 9.08 Gbps.