Internet2 sets new record: 6.63 gigabits per second

From Digital Media Europe:

"Scientists at CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research), the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), AMD, Cisco, Microsoft Research, Newisys, and S2IO have successfully tested a new internet2 land-speed record.

Researchers were able to send 859 gigabytes 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-length DVD movie in four seconds."

The Statesman:

"THE Internet has turned 35 with a terrific growth rate and it has been doubling every year for the past 15 years and will continue to do so in the near future. Now its successor — Internet2 — is blitzing along with speeds in excess of 100 times that of a typical broadband connection and perhaps 200 times more than what we get on dial-up connections nowadays."

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