Internet2 sets new speed record

Researchers have set a data transmission record over the Internet2’s high-speed backbone. Data sped between Los Angeles and Geneva 10,000 times faster than a home broadband connection.

The record, announced on Tuesday at the Spring 2004 Internet2 member meeting in Virginia, was for transmitting data over nearly 11,000 kilometres at an average speed of 6.25 gigabits per second. This is nearly 10,000 times faster than a typical home broadband connection. The network link used to set the record reaches from Los Angeles to Geneva, Switzerland.

Internet2 is a consortium of more than 200 universities working with industry and government to develop next-generation Internet technology.

The new record used IPv4, the current system for Internet addressing, and was set by members from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Geneva-based CERN. The same team had previously set a new mark of 4 gigabits per second over the same distance using IPv6, the next generation of Internet protocols.

Now that’s perfect beauty, a sweet dream come true…

Dude, with a connection like that we could start tranferring people through the internet 😛

[More: ZDNet]

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