Physicists set world record with 186Gbps network transfer

Rick

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Scientists at Caltech managed to squeeze 186Gbps of data through a fiber optic network link between Victoria, B.C and Seattle, WA. This achievement marks the highest speed transfer ever over…

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Burty117

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The woman in the video makes a bit of an error there. "equipped with solid state disks".

Correct me if I'm wrong here, but doesn't SSD stand for solid state drive? If it was "disk" that would imply a spinning disk was being used?
 

Holyscrap

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Burty117 said:
The woman in the video makes a bit of an error there. "equipped with solid state disks".

Correct me if I'm wrong here, but doesn't SSD stand for solid state drive? If it was "disk" that would imply a spinning disk was being used?
well disk means something round, so if you make a round SSD you have your very own Solid State Disk, which you can then then load up with data and toss it to a neighbor like a Frisbee for ultra fast data transmission between you.

P.S. sorry for that last thing, but i couldn't resist.
 
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"Correct me if I'm wrong here, but doesn't SSD stand for solid state drive? If it was "disk" that would imply a spinning disk was being used? "

Even if you substitute Drive for the word disk (as in HDD), this is just a naming convention at this point, considering that the D for "Drive" refers to the spinning or 'driving' of the disks

Just a thought
 

Cota

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Why do we keep using *bits/second? :( i mean bytes aren't always the same value of bits (...) but the standard byte for Computers is 8 bits = 1 byte