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(BBC)   Scientists shove all of 6.7 gigs over 6,800 miles in Internet speed record. Porn surfers rejoice   (news.bbc.co.uk ) divider line
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2003-03-06 11:39:04 AM  
I want this technology, can I have it? Thank you.
 
2003-03-06 12:02:15 PM  
Holy Fark!
 
2003-03-06 12:11:23 PM  
Awesome but for the average person it's useless. If I had even a 100mb/s connection, very few sites have 100mb/s of bandwidth at all let alone to spare. Cool tho.
 
2003-03-06 12:18:55 PM  
According to the article it was done on the Internet2 network, Which only serves universities and such. The net we know is still far away from anything like this, if ever. Nonetheless, very nice.
 
2003-03-06 01:02:54 PM  
This press release, unfortunately, was sent out over the "real" Internet, where it was mistakenly forwarded to dev/null.

Researchers are investigating.
 
2003-03-06 01:13:39 PM  
Awesome but for the average person it's useless. If I had even a 100mb/s connection, very few sites have 100mb/s of bandwidth at all let alone to spare. Cool tho.


True, but that won't always be the case. Now we can work on ways of doing it less expensively.
 
2003-03-06 01:46:32 PM  
Considering an OC-192 is ~7.2Gb/sec of bandwidth they could have sent this across a Tier 1 backbone in ~7.4 seconds, give or take 100ms due to latency. Most of the major telcos are deploying OC-768s now anyway, which provide ~22Gb/sec of bandwidth. How is this an internet speed record?
 
2003-03-06 02:12:25 PM  
He added that potential uses included: "Doctors at multiple sites sharing and discussing a patient's cardio-angiographs to diagnose and plan treatment; or disaster recovery experts sharing information across the globe in near real-time to develop recovery and relief plans."

I love how they always try to attach meaningful applications to this stuff, when they know damn well it'll ultimately primarily be used for downloading music and porn.
 
2003-03-06 02:13:26 PM  
You've got (one shaitload of) mail.
 
2003-03-06 02:15:41 PM  
My brother and I were yakking the other day and he postulated something like this: A station wagon loaded to the brim with DVDs and travelling at posted speed limits was faster than the entire bandwidth of the internet. Can any techs out here in Fark confirm/deny? If nothing else, it sounds cool.

Go fast porn! Viva Leanni Lei!
 
2003-03-06 02:15:54 PM  
This is very cool. Much better than all that 'we will clone mammoths in thirty years' bull shiat. This is something practical that has actually happened.

lol@ Dogfood
 
2003-03-06 02:18:12 PM  
SherKan Do you mean a European station wagon or an African station wagon?
 
2003-03-06 02:19:11 PM  
So, hows that Cancer thing coming?
 
2003-03-06 02:19:11 PM  
Spectacular. Now spammers can hit 50 million email addresses in less than a minute, rather than in a couple hours like they had to before.
 
2003-03-06 02:21:35 PM  
Dionysos, that 22gb/sec you are talking about is gigabits, not gigabytes.
 
2003-03-06 02:24:22 PM  
favorite quote from the article:
"The future of computing is super fast"
 
2003-03-06 02:28:09 PM  
During its research, Slac has accumulated the largest known database in the world, which grows at one terabyte per day.

Coming soon, SlacPorn Digital Archives...
 
2003-03-06 02:28:26 PM  
I'm assuming this is a a fiber through the ocean.. or did they use satellite.. wish they woulda mentioned
 
2003-03-06 02:30:59 PM  
Wait a sec...6.7 gigs in less than a minute? What sort of storage are they using? That's way faster than you could copy data within your own typical hard drive.
 
2003-03-06 02:31:01 PM  
To slashdot geeks:

Do we need a super fast HD or something? to copy over 6gb in less than a minute? I don't know but it takes about 40 mins to copy two DVDs to my HD, and my DVD-ROM is pretty fast...
 
2003-03-06 02:31:16 PM  
WarmBeer agreed, just like the future use of telepresence is probably going to be long distance sexual encounters for fat people with hot avatars rather than remote surgeries.
 
2003-03-06 02:35:28 PM  
they probably use these kewl things called CHIPS to store the data on.. and its probably generated traffic.. not stored data
 
2003-03-06 02:37:43 PM  
LawTalkingGuy: :)

Some call me....Dim. *ahem, don't you mean "Tim"?* Nope, I'm pretty sure they said dim. ;)
 
2003-03-06 02:39:18 PM  
You just know our kids are going to look bac at todays "high speed" internet access and laugh their asses off.
 
2003-03-06 02:41:40 PM  
I love how they always try to attach meaningful applications to this stuff, when they know damn well it'll ultimately primarily be used for downloading music and porn.

This over the Internet2 network.. It's for educational, research and government use only. Maybe they will open it for commercialization some day, perhaps when the Internet3 takes over. Until then, it shall remain untainted.
 
2003-03-06 02:44:15 PM  
Junglist:

The data transfer rate on most DVD drives, when not in DVD mode is not nearly as fast as the transfer speed between harddrives, whether in IDE or SCSI connection. To transfer about 20gb of data from my main harddrive to my backup, or vice versa, it takes about 15-20minutes.

They most likely wrote this to a RAID array or something, multiple drives.
 
2003-03-06 02:44:47 PM  
Their paper is as follows:

"0oWn3D!!! ROFL LOL!!1!"
 
2003-03-06 02:45:19 PM  
I'd be THE CounterStrike warrior god with ping rates like that...

where do I sign
 
2003-03-06 02:46:18 PM  
They probably stored it on RAM.
If done properly you can even install an OS that boots in like a second!
 
2003-03-06 02:48:27 PM  
Valkore :
This over the Internet2 network.. It's for educational, research and government use only.


That's what they said about the Internet originally.

Now it's a Bukkake transfer framework.
 
2003-03-06 02:49:17 PM  
Sign me up please.

No more downloading Jenna Jameson DivX at crappy 3K/second. Now I can get my pr0n in real time.
 
2003-03-06 02:49:18 PM  
"The largest high-energy experiments are already dealing with data stores approaching the petabyte range and we expect this to increase by a factor of 1,000 over the next decade."

In other news, kitten population decreased dramatically and cats will be extinct within the next 6 years.

Petabyte? That just sounds wrong. Streaming kiddy porn.
 
2003-03-06 02:49:26 PM  
This is cool! I can still remember getting a 56K modem and thinking it was the fastest thing.
 
2003-03-06 02:49:41 PM  
Elitotaco :
They most likely wrote this to a RAID array or something, multiple drives.


RAID. Of course.

Dammit. Me slow today.
 
2003-03-06 02:51:56 PM  
I won't be impressed until they can move a terabyte at that speed!
 
2003-03-06 02:52:46 PM  
Timberbeast

Kind of like that one scene with the laptop in Hackers? Oh man, 486 processor. 14.4 modem!
 
2003-03-06 02:53:32 PM  
So in six years the FARK photoshop treads are going real time...
 
2003-03-06 02:53:51 PM  
Dionysos
Considering an OC-192 is ~7.2Gb/sec of bandwidth they could have sent this across a Tier 1 backbone in ~7.4 seconds, give or take 100ms due to latency. Most of the major telcos are deploying OC-768s now anyway, which provide ~22Gb/sec of bandwidth. How is this an internet speed record?

Huh??? I wonder if I can get laid with a pick up line like that.
 
2003-03-06 02:58:02 PM  
Macabre- That was a good one, I don't know if anyone else found it funny, but I'm cracking up!
 
2003-03-06 02:59:47 PM  
terabyte => petabyte => pornobyte
 
2003-03-06 03:05:20 PM  
I would still biatch about lag when I got killed in cs.
 
2003-03-06 03:14:12 PM  
Dionysos
Considering an OC-192 is ~7.2Gb/sec of bandwidth they could have sent this across a Tier 1 backbone in ~7.4 seconds, give or take 100ms due to latency. Most of the major telcos are deploying OC-768s now anyway, which provide ~22Gb/sec of bandwidth. How is this an internet speed record?

First off, noone is really deploying much of anything right now.. :-)
Secondly, there is no such thing as an OC-768, you are just talking about running 4 OC-192s from the same points and calling it one link when it is actuially four. The ROUTERS exist now (note: Juniper T640) but the cards are still a way off (and there isn't any demand so those in a position to deliver will only do it to claim to have been first). Juniper will probably take that title as they did with being the first one to have OC-192 cards out (a full year before Cisco did if I remember correctly)

As for the whole "Internet2" stuff and such, I am confident that today's infrastrucutre with IPv6 will work for whatever nextgen applications are needed. For chists sake it isn't like there isn't enough fiber laid out there for everyone to take advantage of.
 
2003-03-06 03:16:55 PM  
Also... Since when did miles have anything to do with the speed of the internet... Completely illrelivant to data transfer rates (things don't slow down if the distance is longer, just take slightly longer to transfer... thats why it is insane that people care that they download from a "local mirror" since just because you are downloading from your neighbor doesn't mean it is going direct from their house to yours).

Example-
AOL Instant Messanger, if you have 2 computers in your house and you are IMing between the two it has to route through VA for every little bit of data sent. Nothing direct here.

Headline writer has no clue
 
2003-03-06 03:20:48 PM  
I want this technology, can I have it? Thank you.

No, Internet 2 is for Universities and research only. When you've learned how to play nice with Internet 1 then maybe you can ask Uncle Al to do something for you.
 
2003-03-06 03:22:41 PM  
Doctor Johnson, I hope you received those X-Rays I emailed you, please open the one for patient Sarah Eric Xavier in private, if you know what i mean.
 
2003-03-06 03:23:35 PM  
He added that potential uses included: "Doctors at multiple sites sharing and discussing a patient's cardio-angiographs to diagnose and plan treatment, disaster recovery experts sharing information across the globe in near real-time to develop recovery and relief plans, or ROYAL-HARDCORE!DOUBLE-TRIPLE+FULL-DEEP-PENETRATION! =I AM BEYOND KINKY=I'LLTAKE ANYTHING ANYWHERE ! ! ! 34DD MILKY T*TS***I WILL SQUIRT MY MILK FOR U!LACTATING***MILK***HOT ANAL***TOYS!"
 
2003-03-06 03:36:25 PM  
WarmBeer

They more than likely have a RAID 0 array of 20 or so SCSI drives set up, and are transferring the data to that array, and leting RAID 0 or 5 do the rest.
 
2003-03-06 03:42:30 PM  
i transfered about a hundred times more data than that to my home from work in under twenty minutes.

i used backup tapes and a taxi cab.
 
2003-03-06 03:48:18 PM  
RAID sux.. they used RAM damnit
 
2003-03-06 03:53:14 PM  
Nagasaki:

Hilarious. :)
 
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