Caltech sets world data transfer record at 186Gbps

Previous data transfer records have been shattered by Caltech in the United states. The newest speed to defeat is a amazing 186Gbps – that’s around 23 gigabytes per second. A 1TB drive would take a little over 40 secs to fill up.

That type of data transfer isn’t meant for daily use at your house, but for educational institutions. Caltech along with the University of Victoria, the University of Michigan, Florida University and CERN overcome this record. The group had previously set a record at 119Gbps, back in 2009. This type of data transfer could be useful to CERN, which produces a lot of details and requires transferring that speedily to various places around the globe.

The test of 186Gbps speeds was currently performed at the SuperComputing 2011 meeting in Seattle. Similar transfer of data demos were also done across continents. Such as, files was transferred between the Caltech booth at the meeting and centres in Brazil and Korea. CERN has produced around 100 petabytes of data and this is said to improve a 1,000 occasions later on. This progress and test should only help show the capabilities and implement the technology for useful purposes.

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