"GENEVA - Researchers have more than doubled the world speed record for internet data transfer.
Scientists at the CERN particle physics laboratory in Switzerland sent the equivalent of a full-length DVD movie in about seven seconds.
Colleagues at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) received the data.
The land record was set on Oct. 1 by transferring 1.1 terabytes of data over a 7,000-kilometre link in less than 30 minutes, the team said.
The average transfer rate was 5.44 gigabits per second (Gbps), which broke the previous record of 2.38 Gbps – more than 20,000 times faster than a typical home broadband connection.
Researchers announced the record on Thursday at the Internet2 conference in Indianapolis.
Scientists want to transfer data more quickly for several experiments, such as simulations of the Big Bang.
News source: Flexbeta"
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Can you imagine having this at home? Download DVDs in 7 seconds, DVD rips in 2 seconds. You can share 1.1 Terabyte in 30 min. The RIAA wouldnt have time to catch you. Share for 30 min a day. OMG! I'm getting an orgasm just thinking about it.