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Science Daily: Duke Computer Scientists Exceed "Gigabit" Data Processing Speeds

Aug 02, 1999, 16:26 (1 Talkback[s])

Interesting news from the networking world.

[ Thanks to Rajiv for these links. ]

"Duke University computer science researchers have developed a system for Internet communications at speeds higher than one billion bits - 1 gigabit - per second in a local area network (LAN) of personal computers."

"This system essentially doubles the current speed at which data can be transferred over the fastest LANs with TCP/IP, the communications standard used for the Internet and the World Wide Web. It is 20,000 times faster than communication through a telephone modem."

"The system uses a special high-speed Myrinet LAN operating at Duke's computer science department. Duke's Myrinet system was supplied by Myricom Inc. of Arcadia, Calif., as part of an experimental project, funded by the National Science Foundation, to develop new techniques for high-speed communications."