Monday, 23 May 2011

Scientists set new download speed record

Researchers have set a new record for the rate of data transfer using a single laser: 26 
terabits per second.


At those speeds, the entire Library of Congress collections could be sent down an optical fibre in 10 seconds and the equivalent of 700 DVDs in one second.


Earlier this year, Japanese scientists set a world record sending 109 terabits per second using multiple lasers. But the data rate of 26 terabits per second reported by the group of German, Swiss and UK scientists in today's Nature Photonics is the largest line rate ever recorded using a single light source.

29 comments:

trippinkets said...

the future right here hopefully lol

JustAnotherBloggerNamedCisco said...

imagine all the porn i can download

Louis Ritchie said...

Wow. That is fantastic... Imagine how smooth this could make the internet if fully harnessed. Keep sharing amazing shit like this and you'll have a terribly successful blog.

Crooked Letter said...

this would be great for my home network! omg actually! omg!

InsidiaDubstep said...

imagine internet at this speed ... i can only dream on my 1.7mbps !

TK1927 said...

Haha, I can't wait to be able to download that fast. My hard drive would explode.

Grant said...

Wow, that's a lot of data

Narueled said...

Holy shit, I'm only at 3-4k :O

Delirium Tiger said...

We use phone lines they use optical fibers or generaly light. In phone you have 1 bit of information (there is eletricity or there is not) with light you have whole spectrum of wave lenght.
So don't compare it with our net speed :P

miscellaneousmusicalmistakes said...

That's so impressive..

Jack Burton said...

Wow. I didn't think that could be possible. Imagine the possibilities this puts on the table for the near future of communications.

CollinBeloin said...

I truely wish that my computer ran that fast...I would murder someoen for that hahaha

lacrosseman said...

dang that is gigantic, I wonder what they downloaded

Woahest said...

Well, I heard about 1 GBPS network somewhere in asia, China i think

orgo said...

I hope the public has access to tech like this in my lifetime, would be pretty awesome to have downloads that fast.

Iwanajaba said...

truly amazing, this technology is insane!

Joe Clark Cinematography said...

When will that be coming to my house? Cable guy was just here and scoffed at my 50mbps connection, and informed me of a 200mbps connection that would be soon available. I want my 1gbps connection, please!

BarryBumflop said...

Wow, everything is advancing too fast, slow down! :D

Sleemac said...

ok transfer rate, cool, cute, nice. Now lets wait a couple decades for hard drives to evolve enough to actually handle it. And mainboards. And processors. And pretty much everything :D

aether45 said...

So, when will Verizon be upgrading their Fios network to use this?

paulz said...

Awesome haha

Geoffrey said...

Can't wait till I'm hitting those sorts of speeds on youtube.

Stephen said...

Oh wow.. What I would do for a connection like that at home....

Manuel Posadas said...

read this on DIGG. and yes i second the previous comment. i want this at home too....i wonder how long it'll take

Admin said...

Wow. Imagine how big files will get when this becomes common place.

Jimmy said...

Impressive! I imagine it would cost a fortune wouldn't it?

SNS said...

This is awesome, we'll never stop beating the physics

Skankin_Pete said...

Damn!

CCCombobreaker said...

Holy sh* thats so fast

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