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Author Topic: 26 Terabits Per Second... WHOOSH~!  (Read 2278 times)

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26 Terabits Per Second... WHOOSH~!
« on: May 27, 2011, 10:14:46 PM »
Yes. You read correctly. TERABITS.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...environment-13469924

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

At those speeds, the contents of nearly 1,000 high-definition DVDs could be sent down an optical fibre in a second.

The trick is to use what is known as a "fast Fourier transform" to unpick more than 300 separate colours of light in a laser beam, each encoded with its own string of information.

Is that fast enough for anyone here?  ;D
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Re: 26 Terabits Per Second... WHOOSH~!
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2011, 10:55:26 PM »
I'm still on 1 mbps! grrr.gif

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Re: 26 Terabits Per Second... WHOOSH~!
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2011, 05:17:14 AM »
Is that fast enough for anyone here?  ;D
I'm a bit scared of how to view all those DVD's in that short timespan, afraid that my head will explode :stars:

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Re: 26 Terabits Per Second... WHOOSH~!
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2011, 08:06:15 AM »
Is that fast enough for anyone here?  ;D
I'm a bit scared of how to view all those DVD's in that short timespan, afraid that my head will explode :stars:

That'll probably be the new RIAA penalty for the p2p crowd - Spontaneous Decapitation - It's not just from snorting dandelions anymore!

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Re: 26 Terabits Per Second... WHOOSH~!
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2011, 08:24:36 AM »
Is that fast enough for anyone here?  ;D
I'm a bit scared of how to view all those DVD's in that short timespan, afraid that my head will explode :stars:

That'll probably be the new RIAA penalty for the p2p crowd - Spontaneous Decapitation - It's not just from snorting dandelions anymore!

I wouldn't be surprised to see them demand royalties for data transfers. They did it for CDs...
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Re: 26 Terabits Per Second... WHOOSH~!
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2011, 10:19:54 AM »
I'm still on 1 mbps!  (see attachment in previous post)

And I'm lucky to get 26 kbps! The only downside to living in a forest.

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Re: 26 Terabits Per Second... WHOOSH~!
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2011, 10:43:37 AM »
I'm still on 1 mbps!  (see attachment in previous post)

And I'm lucky to get 26 kbps! The only downside to living in a forest.

So your connection Tera-Bites?

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Re: 26 Terabits Per Second... WHOOSH~!
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2011, 12:26:42 PM »
So your connection Tera-Bites?

Quite so, my ISP and I are headed for a dust-up.