Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
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Now, that's what I call BROADband

From a press release received today:
Today, in a significant milestone for scientific grid computing, eight major computing centres successfully completed a challenge to sustain a continuous data flow of 600 megabytes per second (MB/s) on average for 10 days from CERN(1) in Geneva, Switzerland to seven sites in Europe and the US. The total amount of data transmitted during this challenge—500 terabytes—would take about 250 years to download using a typical 512 kilobit per second household broadband connection.
Now if only I had that sort of connection here...

...but then I'd run out of disk space really quickly!
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