IBM Unveils Prototype Optical Technology:8 Trillion Bits Per Second

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IBM Unveils a Prototype Green Optical Network Technology for Sharing Huge Files in Seconds

Sending High-Definition Medical Images, Movies and Other Data Is Going Green
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY - 28 Feb 2008: IBM (NYSE:
IBM) Researchers today unveiled a prototype technology that could bring massive amounts of bandwidth in an energy efficient way to all kinds of machines -- from supercomputers to cell phones -- that could revolutionize the way people access, use and share information across many different applications.
The new technology uses light instead of wires to send information and could allow, for example, the transmission of 8 trillion bits (terabits) per second of information -- equivalent to about 5,000 high-definition video streams -- using the power of a single 100-watt lightbulb.
This kind of bandwidth can drive energy efficiencies inside of datacenters and speed the sharing of large datasets, whether it's scientists crunching data to discover new drugs and forecast the weather, people sharing high-definition movies between devices and friends, doctors sending high-definition medical images to a specialist in seconds for diagnoses while patient is in office, or bringing the power of high-definition to mobile phones.

LINK: http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/23607.wss
 

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Wish I could read white text.

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And on the 29th fo February someone figured out how to use this to disseminate scat porn.
 

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oh yeah... forgot to include these in my above post.

[ sarcasm ][ /sarcasm ]