A new data transfer speed record has just been set, with scientest from the U.S and Europe sending one teraByte of data from Sunnyvale, California to Geneva in under an hour. Their 2.38Gb/s sustained rate for a single TCP/IP data stream beat the old top mark by a factor of 2.5. At this rate, users could send a full CD in 2.3 seconds or 200 full length DVD movies in an hour. Wouldn’t that make Hollywood mad?”. This record was achieved with 10Gig E NICs from Intel along with a standard Linux TCP implementation, and is definitely a sign of good things to come.
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