Superfast Internet 40 gigabits-per-second fiber-optic connection
Jul 19, 2007 at 6:28 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 17

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Swedish women get superfast internet.

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I want that connection
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Jul 19, 2007 at 8:13 PM Post #3 of 17

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Totally jealous.
 
Jul 19, 2007 at 8:23 PM Post #4 of 17

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Holy cow!! I heard about a kid at my school who around 3AM somehow took up like 80% of the college's bandwidth, and I doubt it was as fast as that.
 
Jul 19, 2007 at 9:23 PM Post #6 of 17

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Quote:

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Holy cow!! I heard about a kid at my school who around 3AM somehow took up like 80% of the college's bandwidth, and I doubt it was as fast as that.


not even close.
 
Jul 19, 2007 at 9:39 PM Post #7 of 17

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Remember, it is in gigaBITS, not gigabytes. A corny way of making it seem faster on paper. It actually comes out to 5GB/s. Still damn fast though.
 
Jul 19, 2007 at 9:52 PM Post #8 of 17

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The articles about this lady's connection are misleading.

They talk about all the stuff she could do, if there existed a service provider to provide it.

There aren't 15000 HDTV channels in the world, probably, and probably no HDTV at all on her connection.

I used to have a job that involved babysitting a NOC with three OC3 connections in the middle of the night. One of my coworkers used to download movies at work. The freaky part was every once in a while he'd have a full movie come across the 'net in about 10 minutes. Had to be some guy out there with the same job as us, and just as bored.

There comes a point where you're only as fast as what you connect to - 40gbps is neat and all, but that doesn't mean her utilization is particularly high compared to people with cable modems.
 
Jul 19, 2007 at 10:38 PM Post #9 of 17

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Well props to her and her kid for hooking all that up. I wish I had internet even half that fast
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Jul 19, 2007 at 10:48 PM Post #10 of 17

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Even if you can get connection that fast, your home router can't handle the wire speed data. Even if it can your computer will not be able to handle that data flow you'll need a very very expensive TOE just to handle the TCP connection.
 
Jul 19, 2007 at 11:23 PM Post #12 of 17

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Modern hard drives have a write speed of about 100-180MB/s (unless we're talking 15k rpm scsi raid, in which case it's higher) but ultimately I think the bottleneck would come from the typical ethernet connection which has a max speed of 12.5MB/s, or if you have a gigabit ethernet connection you're only talking 128MB/s, a very very small fraction of a 40gigabit (5gigabyte) connection. Alternatives (faster) to a 1 gigabit ethernet connection would be very, VERY costly. And so would 15k scsi raid.
 
Jul 20, 2007 at 5:00 AM Post #15 of 17

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Hard drive speed isn't really a limiting factor, you just need special RAID controller.

RAID0+0+0+0+0+0+0+0+0+0+0......
 

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