Researchers demonstrate 100Tbps+ over optical fiber

By Emil ยท 13 replies
May 2, 2011
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  1. Raswan

    Raswan TS Enthusiast Posts: 279

    Like who?
  2. penn919

    penn919 TS Addict Posts: 220   +71

    yeah, yeah, but can you use this to run Onlive?
  3. Emil

    Emil TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 154

    Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, etc.
  4. RaiDeR55

    RaiDeR55 TS Rookie Posts: 45

    Wow that's FAST!! Now you can hit your download cap in one second.Instead of taking all month..
  5. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,266   +436

    you are a noob if you actually think ISPs are gonna over 1TBPS to your house by 2015 when a good chunk of the US is still on dial up.

    Just because they are working on this doesn't mean you will see it coming to your door, this is the kind of connection ISP and Data centers will be using not home users. That kind of a connection wil be bottlenecked by a SSD before you can say AOL!
  6. This sort of tech is good for upgrading the backbone capacity at the very least as well.
  7. herpaderp

    herpaderp TS Booster Posts: 154

    That is just stupidly mindblowing, to think that running a 1tpbs line would max the comcast 250GB/mo cap in 2 seconds....the 100tpbs in one second would fill over 4 years worth of bandwidth O_o

    Anyways, it is silly to think that this will be commercially available tech anytime soon, as was stated before, even an SSD RAID array will be a bottleneck. Actually, even RAM would be a bottleneck :O
    Can't wait to see when storage technology actually catches up to this kind of network speed.
  8. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    It probably wont within our early life time. Its like light vs sound
  9. My company still has a 100 Mbps fast ethernet network, I'll want and settle a 1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet for network users and 10 Gigabit for RACs and NAS communication. That's enough for me.
  10. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Some of these statements remind me of some older (taken out of context) statements about RAM. Why would anyone ever need more than 640K of RAM? That wasn't so many years ago and now look - 8-16GB of RAM is hitting mainstream. Just accept the technological advancement and wait for everything else to catch up... they will at least try. No one wants to be the bottlenecking technology in a piece of hardware.
  11. "three solid months of HD video"
    This must be the dumbest comparaison I ever heard based on relativity.
  12. herpesdope the point of this is not to stream down to your local storage, instead think full out cloud computing if you know what that is
  13. In 1962 my Uncle Bob brought a piece of "Lucite" home from Eastern Air Lines. He bent it at a 60 degree angle and turned the lights off...then shone a small flashlight in one end of it. Guess what came out the other end.
    He told us that one day TV and radio broadcasts would be sent over 3/8" diameter Lucite. I laffed until I hurt.

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