Originally published: December 14, 2011
Last updated: December 22, 2011 - 1:55pm
Scientists announced that they have broken the Internet speed record by transferring data at 186 Gbps between two cities.
The scientists at Caltech collaborated with those at the University of Victoria, the University of Michigan, the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) and Florida International University to build an optical network between University of Victoria Computing Centre located in Victoria, British Columbia, and the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. The network achieved a speed that could transfer 100,000 full Blu-ray discs in a day. The network was able to transfer 98 Gbps in one direction and 88 Gbps in the other. The previous record, said Caltech, was set in 2009 with a speed of 119 Gbps.
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