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Windows 7: Intel's new 1.6Tbps optical cabling leave copper in the dust

12 Mar 2014   #1
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Intel's new 1.6Tbps optical cabling leave copper in the dust

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Later on this year you'll be able to get your hands on cabling capable of carrying data at a staggering 800Gbps. But you're not going to be using these to connect your external hard drive up to your PC. Instead, these cables are headed for use in supercomputers and datacenters.

By combining up to 64 optical fibers, each capable of a transfer rate of 25Gbps, the cable is capable of a total transfer rate of 1.6Tbps. But because the MXC cable (in case you're wondering, MXC doesn't stand for anything) uses half the fibers for up and the other half for down, the transfer rate is cut to only 800Gbps.
Read more at: Intel's new 1.6Tbps optical cabling leave copper in the dust | ZDNet


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12 Mar 2014   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 64-bit SP1
 
 

That is epic! Hope I had a personal supercomputer.
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14 Mar 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Sounds good.

Thanks
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15 Mar 2014   #4

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

The tech will filter down to us mere mortals at some stage!!
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15 Mar 2014   #5

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
With the current GREED of ISP's and the TINY ridiculous monthly bandwidths allowed before you start paying extra - you'll get a FABULOUS 30 microseconds on free Internet per month - and then your bill will cost more than the monthly bill for a decent new large Mercedes car !!!!.

Surely there's a lesson here -- even on domestic levels faster and faster Internet connectivity is being rolled out - but unless bandwidth allowances are either uncapped or made much bigger than they are now the whole exercise becomes pointless.

Fortunately I have UNCAPPED or UNLIMITED usage but a lot of places don't have this.

Cheers
jimbo
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19 Mar 2014   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Wow! Wonder what the price tag is going to be though?
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