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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-05-31 10:24:23 AM
I don't have 10G ethernet at home. Not much I could do with that.

The Schwerin field test shows that an 862 MHz upgraded cable network is able to broadcast download speeds of up to 4.7 Gbit/s.

So 5 bits per second per Hz of bandwidth. Do you have a dedicated wire between home and internet or do you have to share?
 
2012-05-31 10:26:59 AM
Jesus christ!

Can a normal off-the-shelf PC handle such?
 
2012-05-31 10:36:03 AM
Oh no, technology improved, guess Comcast is gonna have to raise rates and throttle connections more.
 
2012-05-31 10:47:07 AM

itsdan: Oh no, technology improved, guess Comcast is gonna have to raise rates and throttle connections more.


Don't forget implement data transfer limits!
 
2012-05-31 12:27:57 PM

cman: Jesus christ!

Can a normal off-the-shelf PC handle such?


4.7gigabits works out to around 600MB per second. There may be some newer SSDs that can do this. I don't think any spinning disk drives can.
 
2012-05-31 12:41:25 PM
...and our struggle continues to tolerate the bullshiat we take from these cockholes in Ontario:

cdn.thenextweb.com

/Love, Canada
 
2012-05-31 12:50:20 PM
Of course, having deity-level bandwidth to your house doesn't speed up the download from that 1-megabit web server you're trying to access...
 
2012-05-31 01:34:00 PM
That's pretty good for dial-up.

/Achtung baby.
 
2012-05-31 01:35:42 PM

cman: Jesus christ!

Can a normal off-the-shelf PC handle such?


In Germany, yes. In United Snakes, sadly no.
 
2012-05-31 01:37:02 PM
43.11 Mbps today from home. Verizon FIOS.
 
2012-05-31 01:39:29 PM

cman: Jesus christ!

Can a normal off-the-shelf PC handle such?


Only hackers and pirates could have such a device. Arrest anyone using it.
 
2012-05-31 02:06:29 PM
I know after the dot-com bust there is dark fiber out there, is there any dark copper?

speed like that if you could run copper like metro-e you could create a cheaper alternative
 
2012-05-31 02:53:56 PM
cman: Jesus christ!
Can a normal off-the-shelf PC handle such?


HotIgneous Intruder:
In Germany, yes. In United Snakes, sadly no.

That's interesting. "Normal" PCs in Germany come with better-than-4-gigabit Ethernet built in, to handle the 4.7 gigbit incoming stream?

I'm going to have to go with "you're out of your mind" on that one.

Now, it IS possible to buy higher speed Ethernet cards (an 8 gigabit PCI express dual card costs about $800), but not many people do so - or need to. A lot of machines have gigabit Ethernet (the computer I'm typing this on, for example), but higher than that for a stock computer? Nope.
 
2012-05-31 03:35:58 PM

exick: itsdan: Oh no, technology improved, guess Comcast is gonna have to raise rates and throttle connections more.

Don't forget implement data transfer limits!


Or if you live by a major university. All the college kiddies around me overload our Charter cable internet nodes. As a result my 30Mb service during the day stumbles down to 1 or 2Mb during the evening.

/Stupid collge punks
//Stop streaming music and watching movies/porn while studying.
///Get off my lawn.
 
2012-05-31 07:14:46 PM
I came to this thread hoping to play spot-the-20-and-unders by seeing who asks "what's realplayer?". Was disappointed.
 
2012-05-31 11:59:40 PM
Faster than most PCs can handle, yes... also faster than anyone's backbone could take deployed at consumer scales. I might have 50Tb/s running thru an office (and that's not just internet...). The cost to deploy that kind of speed to so many would easily reach the hundreds of billions for a country the size of the US...

/got 2 new bays installed a couple months ago that run about the speed in TFA
 
2012-06-01 12:14:17 AM

ZAZ: I don't have 10G ethernet at home. Not much I could do with that.

The Schwerin field test shows that an 862 MHz upgraded cable network is able to broadcast download speeds of up to 4.7 Gbit/s.

So 5 bits per second per Hz of bandwidth. Do you have a dedicated wire between home and internet or do you have to share?


Key words ^up there: 862 MHz upgraded cable network and broadcast. So yes, that means shared. A neat point of trivia is that most all electrical data networks are analog, so there's a lot of high-speed modulation going on that has to pass through amplifiers without degradation. It's pure digital on the fibers that reach the nodes, but it's old-fashioned analog when you start pushing electrons.
 
2012-06-01 02:01:53 AM
Check out Paneve....I'm helping them with their series b and a convertible note if anyone wants to invest...
www.paneve.com
 
2012-06-01 12:01:45 PM

cirby: cman: Jesus christ!
Can a normal off-the-shelf PC handle such?

HotIgneous Intruder:
In Germany, yes. In United Snakes, sadly no.

That's interesting. "Normal" PCs in Germany come with better-than-4-gigabit Ethernet built in, to handle the 4.7 gigbit incoming stream?

I'm going to have to go with "you're out of your mind" on that one.

Now, it IS possible to buy higher speed Ethernet cards (an 8 gigabit PCI express dual card costs about $800), but not many people do so - or need to. A lot of machines have gigabit Ethernet (the computer I'm typing this on, for example), but higher than that for a stock computer? Nope.


Thanks, was going to have to point out how dumb a comment that was. Believe it or not, HotIgneous Intruder, computer technology is the same in Germany as it is here in the US. Are you stupid?
 
2012-06-01 08:18:56 PM

Faps_in_the_kitchen: cman: Jesus christ!

Can a normal off-the-shelf PC handle such?

4.7gigabits works out to around 600MB per second. There may be some newer SSDs that can do this. I don't think any spinning disk drives can.


Assuming a good RAID controller it isn't that difficult to achieve. The question isn't can it reasonably be done for consumer boxes at home, the question is why? Even nonlinear editing of HD video isn't likely to have any need of that. At least not for stuff out there on the market right now.

Now what is coming before too long that is going to make people wish this was the performance their machines and internet connections had is UHDTV.
UHDTV
180 to 600 Mbps after compression for just one channel of video. You are going to need a gigabit connection to your house just to have one person watching one show on one TV.

And since I looked at it last it looks like Panasonic went and built a TV that is ready for production and sale even though there is no on air content to use the full resolution. A 145 inch TV with a resolution of 7680 x 4320. At that point I think you just replace your wall with the display. I'm not sure I even want to think about the price tag.
 
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