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New Internet2 Land Speed Record

CmdrTaco posted more than 12 years ago | from the infinite-bandwidth-now dept.

Technology 338

SquadBoy writes "An international team set a new record for Internet performance by transferring the equivalent of an entire compact disc's contents across more than 7608 miles (12,272 km) of network in 13 seconds. The rate of 401 megabits per second achieved in transferring 625 megabytes of data from Fairbanks, Alaska to Amsterdam in the Netherlands is over 8000 times greater than the fastest dial-up modem."

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Pissing frost speed record? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569039)

Please please please.

Re:Pissing frost speed record? (-1)

DonkeyHote (521235) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569140)

You've got speed, but you lack style. THIS FP is a 0 and is now claimed in the name of the CLIT alliance!

"I LOVE, the Cock!" -CmdrTaco

TROLLING IS DYING! L0L0L0L0L0L! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569223)

Trolling is dying AND GAY!


L0L0L0L0L0L!

FP (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569041)

This FP is for the search of naked emma from caoine.org fame!

Re:FP (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569218)

Gah, stupid "geek girls". Better watch out for girls like that, they are as sly as they come. Turn your back on 'em for one second, and you're done for. I should know, I used to date one. Fucking insecure 'bloke wannabe' bitch.

Get back where you belong Emma - in the kitchen!

Sarah! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569042)

This makes another 2 for today!

Kiss Gizmo!

Re:Sarah! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569132)

Please explain. Are you referring to the two from Birmingham?

Re:Sarah! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569192)

Where the fuck is Birmingham, dickshit?

Just in time for ... (1)

red5 (51324) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569050)

Just in time for Doom 3 :)

Re:Just in time for ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569164)

Sorry, first ISOs will not be available until 2 weeks before the official release date. Save your monthly fee until then, you'll need the money for a new graphics card.

Re:Just in time for ... (0, Troll)

Bob McCown (8411) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569215)

No man, the pr0n, think of the pr0n!

FIRST POST (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569054)

HAW HAW HAW HAW h4x0rr00er0r0r0r0r0r0r

rorrim rulez ya assez

that's fast (5, Interesting)

Kargan (250092) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569056)

If I'm not mistaken, that's approximately as fast as a 7200rpm ATA/66 drive can transfer data, say, to another partition on the same drive, or what have you.

Re:that's fast (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569111)

An 7200rpm ATA/66 drive would never get 400Mbit/s. It might get that during a huge sequential read from the outer tracks. Definitely not copying a file to itself.

Re:that's fast (1)

linuxator (529956) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569178)

7200rpm ATA100 drive may get that kind of speeds only from cache, not from disk.. well.. and you just don't have 650MB cache on your el cheapo IDE drive :)

WOW!!! (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569057)

WOW WOW WOW!!!

porn! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569060)

get your porn here, red hot, barely legal, hundreds of megs!

Internet2 (2, Interesting)

linuxator (529956) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569062)

Take a notice, that Internet2 project is right now only for universities and big companys... And right now - for testing pourpourses only...

(sorry for my bad english)

Re:Internet2 (1)

brsmith4 (567390) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569114)

Actually, its not big companies. I think its just govt. and universities. Well, with the exception of maybe cisco or M$. Ah well. My university is on the internet2, however we really can't utilize it. Does anyone know if it's on IPv6 or what?

Re:Internet2 (1)

linuxator (529956) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569161)

as i remember it is natively on IPv6...

Re:Internet2 (1)

dknj (441802) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569251)

Ahh how good it feels to work for a dot edu =) Now how long until the RIAA and MPAA sue the creators and/or try to find a patent infringement?

-dk

Re:Internet2 (4, Funny)

FyRE666 (263011) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569264)


Take a notice, that Internet2 project is right now only for universities and big companys... And right now - for testing pourpourses only...

Which examination are the pourpourses taking?

Good luck to all the pourpourses out there!!

In other news... (5, Funny)

dada21 (163177) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569063)

The RIAA and MPAA have both come out proclaiming Hayes' new 4800 baud modem with MNP5 as the best connection system possible, and are subsidizing the conversion from broadband to these hardware devices with a $50 rebate until the end of the year.

5 feet away (0)

mclaren_1010 (541130) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569064)

i cant even do that in my office network! our computers are 5 feet away from each other...

It has to be said... (5, Funny)

bravehamster (44836) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569066)

747 chock full o' DVD's can beat that any day of the week. That includes a 4 hour layover in Osaka.

Re:It has to be said... (5, Insightful)

Jon Abbott (723) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569104)

Andrew Tannenbaum put it best with, "Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway."

Re:It has to be said... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569129)

Interstingly enough, that is about how many CD's came with my last copy of MS Office!

Re:It has to be said... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569146)

It says "Land Speed Record" in the headline for a reason, you know...

Re:It has to be said... (2)

Chris Burke (6130) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569226)

A 100 box car freight train full of DVDs then. It might have a latency of five days, but the bandwidth would be -killer-. :)

Hyper Sneaker Net (1)

jhiv (163029) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569255)

It's funny how the expressions for the top end of sneaker-net have changed over the years. In my college days, it was a station-wagon full of mag tapes. (You know, the old 80 MB reel to reel things you see in 70s era TV shows.) In my father's day, it was a car full of punch cards. (They were the..., oh never mind)

Let's see now...
With the back seat folded down, you probably could get about four rows across and eight down, each say 15 high. That gives us 480 tapes, about 38 GB. At 60 mph, we get 230 GB mph or 640 MB mile per second. These guys just did 7608 * 401 = MB miles per second, or 3 TB miles per second, beating my old white station wagon by a factor of 4800.

Ok, I'm impressed.

Re:It has to be said... (1)

RetroGeek (206522) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569258)

747 chock full o' DVD's can beat that any day of the week.

Not really. You still need to burn the DVD's from the source location onto the DVD's, then at the destination read them onto the local drive. That has to take time.

The WAN xfer goes right from drive to drive.

Obligatory Simpsons Quote: (5, Funny)

Navius Eurisko (322438) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569067)

Marge: "Does anyone need that much porn?"

Homer (drooling): "One million times faster...."

Darn... (4, Funny)

errorlevel (415281) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569068)

Suddenly my DSL no longer seems fast enough.

Ping rate? (4, Insightful)

Jon Abbott (723) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569073)

401 Mb/s is great, but what sort of ping rates were they getting?

Re:Ping rate? (1)

ndevice (304743) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569148)

well, since it took about 13 seconds to do that, and assuming that the other end had some way of telling them that they were done, maximum ping time would be 13 seconds. (and assuming that the machine at the other end didn't choke on that much data and die)

But why worry about ping times? I'd gladly set up a modem line between those two places to handle control traffic if I can even have one way bandwidth like that.

(unless your post was meant to be funny)

Re:Ping rate? (1)

tomstdenis (446163) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569230)

Actually no he had legit cause there. Ping time plays a big role in say online gaming or say remote surgery.

Sure really fast connections are neato but if you have a 250ms ping minimum that just sucks!

Ideally you would want the minimum ping time with maximum bandwidth [duh] which is what this internet2 achieves [well closer than the public internet]

Tom

Re:Ping rate? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569232)

assuming 64 byte long icmp echo/reply packets and using my kcalc:

64*8 / 401 mbps = 1.218xE-6 seconds (one way)

1.218xE-6 * 2 = 2.435xE-6 seconds (roundtrip)

damn i'm late (-1)

Anonymous Cowrad (571322) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569076)

every article so far today, I don't get to it until there are like 13-14 posts. Lagging.

Heh (0, Funny)

ObviousGuy (578567) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569081)

Shit, I passed for than that this morning.

Damn Montezuma!

Re:Heh (2, Funny)

ObviousGuy (578567) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569152)

Hmm... Someone found a computer I logged into...

Please mod down. (this one too)

Re:Heh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569202)

perhaps you should re-read the password security article posted earlier today.

Netjunk. (2, Interesting)

saintlupus (227599) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569085)

The rate of 401 megabits per second achieved in transferring 625 megabytes of data from Fairbanks, Alaska to Amsterdam in the Netherlands is over 8000 times greater than the fastest dial-up modem.

Must be nice to have a pipe that's not full of SPAM, pop-up ads, Code Red, Nimda, SQLSnake, Gnutella, ARP scans from the braindead fucks at my ISP, AIM crap...

--saint

Re:Netjunk. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569137)

bullshit. Most universities residence halls are on interent2. All that junk is out there :P

hmmm (1)

Torinaga-Sama (189890) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569088)

Is that why my ping spiked....?

Dear god I can only imagine! (0, Redundant)

GePS (543386) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569090)

picture this: you're at the University of Fairbanks, and there's warmth to stimulate action that would satiate those college-age hormones. But wait! Someone you know in Sweden has Debbie Does Dallas on divx! Huzah! You are now only going to have to wait a few seconds to start wanking, as opposed to the normal hour for transfer of the relaxation material.

The internet is full of wonders.

Back in the good old days... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569243)

This has been going on for a long time, of course. Actually, we (in McIntosh hall) once showed a swedish nurses porn flick on the wall of the neighboring residence hall [uaf.edu] (it was Nerland hall). The Nerlandites weren't amused; I'm not sure why. We DID invite them to come over and watch.

This was a 16mm film, long before digital movies were practical (about 1982 or '83).

It will never help me. (4, Interesting)

fmaxwell (249001) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569102)

Some day, I'll have that kind of bandwidth running to my home. And my ISP will still disallow my personal telnet server because of the strain it will put on the network.

Telnet?!? (2)

Yottabyte84 (217942) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569204)

Why on earth would you run telnet instead of SSH? Do you LIKE sending your password over the wire in the clear for any idiot to sniff?

Re:Telnet?!? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569239)

Shut up, homo. You have no idea of what you are talking about.

Just in case it's slashdotted (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569105)

Some sites containing the word "transfer" are likely to be slashdotted sooner or later, maybe even as we speak. For your convenience I have included that word a number of times below:

transfer transfer transfer transfer transfer transfer transfer transfer transfer transfer transfer transfer transfer transfer transfer

Please mod this up.

pist frost (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569107)

First "Jimmy F sucks nobs for 'baccy" post!

wow (5, Funny)

teslatug (543527) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569108)

Finally finding the pr0n becomes the bottle-neck.

Pr0n jokes are obligatory for this kind of story, read the manual.

Re:wow (1)

distributed.karma (566687) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569250)

> Pr0n jokes are obligatory for this kind of story

With me and pr0n, it's my urethra that's the real bottleneck.

So how fast does it fill up? (2)

mick88 (198800) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569115)

Somebody's law says the more space you have the easier it is to fill with junk - be it drivespace or bandwidth. Just like 28.8 used to kick ass, I think that 400 mbps will become slow. How soon though?

at the RIAA headquaters... (5, Funny)

DanThe1Man (46872) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569117)

News of faster internet made HIllary Rosen faint.

Someone shouted, "quick get some smelling salts".
Someone else said, "Here, use this sharpie marker."

Debian (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569119)

And of course, Debian was there first :)

Re:Debian (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569240)

apt-get bloody fast install

AOL Super-Shiny Un-named Metal (1)

cadillactux (577893) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569121)

Just in time for AOL's umpteen-millionth release, the AOL Super-Shinny-Un-named-Metal Release will succeed Gold, Platinum, and Titanium with a ultra-high connection speed. Now you can StarWars.mid in only 1 hour and 42 minutes! 99.3x10^-4 times faster than with AOL 7.0!

What next? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569126)

We're in need of faster CD burners, it would seem.
Haha... that's what we need...

Record broken again 30 seconds later (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569127)

...when they realised it was Britney Spears' latest album, they sent it straight back even faster.

Land Speed Record (5, Funny)

yobbo (324595) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569141)

Amsterdam and Alaska are separated by water, so I don't see how this can be a new land speed record, unless Jesus is involved.

Re:Land Speed Record (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569167)

Jesus is always involved in high speed pr0n downloads.

Hackers4Jesus! [cafepress.com]

Re:Land Speed Record (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569170)

Perhaps there's land under the water.
Perhaps by "land record" they mean "not radio or microwave or laser or etc."

Re:Land Speed Record (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569190)

they went over the north pole, so it's an ice speed record...

Re:Land Speed Record (1)

schwatoo (521485) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569196)

Didn't Jesus walk on water? I think perhaps you mean Moses.

Re:Land Speed Record (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569246)

I don't see where you see land speed, regardless, they don't lay cables on top of the water. You did realize there is land underneath that water? Land speed would apply so long as it's passing through cables/wires and not wireless. You nitpicking piece of fucking shit.

Land speed record (2, Informative)

Sycophant (4279) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569144)

If I am not mistaken (and I could be, I suck at maths).

It traveled at about 3,345,350 KM/H, or about 5,352,560 MPH...

Re:Land speed record (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569191)

Well, since electrical pulses travel at the speed of light, I'd say its about 186,000 miles per second.

Re:Land speed record (1)

linuxator (529956) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569241)

And as it probably ran over fibre, not copper wires...:P

Re:Land speed record (1)

jjeff (80578) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569219)

Well dylan,

considering a mile is ~1.6 KM

i dont see how you get a value of MPH that is higher than KMH.

One Word... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569145)

WHOA!

LOC? (5, Funny)

sean23007 (143364) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569149)

Yeah, but how many Libraries of Congress is that? Until they release their accomplishment in Libraries-of-Congress-per-second, it means absolutely nothing to me, or anyone else. Right?

Free and Fastest (2)

bfree (113420) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569153)

Debian
Now if only Debian was the sort of corporate entity that would use this for it's own propaganda purposes! Maybe IBM will run a few ads of people viewing 9000x6750 streaming video on their Debian 7x7 (hmmm, 6x8 head G200 plus another G200!) xinerama display PC!

Re:Free and Fastest (2)

bfree (113420) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569185)

"We don't need no stinking compression" IBM

More cavity searches in Holland, MI (-1)

ReluctantBadger (550830) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569154)


Wednesday 22 May, 2002 HOLLAND, MI - Authorities are investigating the ever increasing incidents of cavity searches at Township Airport, which is situated 4 miles northwest of the town of Holland. Official records show that there has been over a 500% increase in the number of full cavity searches conducted by its officials between 1994 and 2002. The number of searches being conducted has steadily risen each year, and now authorities are becoming concerned that there is a problem. A security officer within the airport revealed that the majority of these searches are being conducted on a very small group of regular travellers. The issue was first raised by an administrative worker, who noticed the spending on lubricant and latex gloves and raised the alarm with senior management. One source within the airport told us that the cavity searches were even being conducted at the request of the passengers themselves. On one occasion, a passenger even removed his trousers prior to leaving the aircraft in anticipation of the check. A female passenger lodged a complaint with airport staff after finding a man inserting aniseed sweets up his rectum outside a phone kiosk. The man, known only as Katz, has been spotted on several occasions, walking back and forth past the guard dogs and generally looking suspicious. Experts examining the case think that this behaviour is consitent with attempting to induce the need for a rectal examination. In March, Robert Malda was arrested by Michigan State Police for sexually harassing security staff at the airport. Stephen Young, a guard at the airport, filed a complaint after Malda cornered him by an X-Ray machine. Malda was dragged away from the airport screaming "Stevie's pinkie is bigger than CowboyNeal's fist!" Airport officials say the investigation is still underway, but have hinted that the majority of these problems seem to be caused by men carrying laptop computers and wearing t-shirts emblazoned with a penguin.

just imagine... (0)

Ubergrendle (531719) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569160)

...a beowulf cluster of those! ;)

Props (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569177)

I think we should give props to those NIC cards running on the linux kernel ethernet drivers

Does Internet2 use standard IPv6? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569181)

Why is a seperated network?
No routers bridge the Internet and Internet2?

Re:Does Internet2 use standard IPv6? (4, Informative)

perky (106880) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569260)

Does Internet2 use standard IPv6?
http://www.internet2.edu


Why is a seperated network?

You think they are going to spend all that money on a serious research network only to let Joe Public use al, the bandwidth on pr0n?

I hate marketroids (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569182)

scientist: across 7625 miles (12,272 km)
marketroid: no, no you need to say "more than" 7625 miles
scientist: but that isn't true, you have to subtract a bit before you can say "more than"
marketroid: a bit? like how much?
scientist: oh I don't know, subtract 10 or 25 miles
marketroid: we'll subtract 17 miles and say "more than"
lame website: "across more than 7608 miles (12,272 km)"

Yeah, but wait till COX gets ahold of it... (0, Troll)

TWX_the_Linux_Zealot (227666) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569187)

... and bandwidth restricts it to 128K...

Beats sending a hard copy any day (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569195)

Strap a CD to a hypersonic jet travelling at 944,000 m/s and what have you got? Well... nothing really, it would burn up in the atmosphere.

Compression and such.. (3, Interesting)

wbav (223901) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569198)

This article, I feel is more than a little vauge. What did they use to transfer? Was it just over electrical/telephone lines, or did they use optics? What kind of compression was used, and what kind of signal boosters/optical repeaters were used in sending this. All of these items could be used to affect the speed of transfer, and well, the article just doesn't say. I mean in theory, one could build a router from parallel to serial that could take data at 9.6 terabits/sec. How are they actually measuring things? Just the time between there and here? Using full optical lines, wouldn't they be able to set the record at c * the index of refraction of the fiberoptic line? It would just be a matter of putting all the data into one block of light.

Also the article suggested only one way communication, what happens with error checking and such?

only half of the story (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569200)

Why do they only tell us the bandwidth? What about the latency? Until they tell us the latency, I'm only drooling out of one side of my mouth.

Sure, it's fast now... (0)

I.T.R.A.R.K. (533627) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569206)

...as I'm sure the original internet was when it was first tested(arpanet?). Then came the masses, and look at what we have now. The internet 2 will eventually suffer the same bottlenecks as the original we use today.

Standard PC? (1)

linuxator (529956) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569209)

Well as raport states, there were two standard PC's running on debian. Well what it means? It means that bottleneck should be on those two machines. As atleast I don't think that 64bit/66MHz PCI bus is standard on PC world... well... and there are limitations about 300/400Mbit on standard 32bit/33MHz PCI bus, as i remember. Also i think that data used for benchmark was random seed, not from CD or hardisk, becose CD's and HDD's of standard PC are much slower...

Re:Standard PC? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569237)

errr. 32 bit * 33Mhz != 300Mbit. It's not a very difficult calculation.

Re:Standard PC? (1)

linuxator (529956) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569262)

300-400Mbit/s was based on reallife benchmarks on linux posted on either /. or osnews recently... cant remember which

Must be DNA information ... (2)

Aceticon (140883) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569213)

transferring the equivalent of an entire compact disc's contents across more than 7608 miles (12,272 km) of network in 13 seconds

It's probably the DNA codes for a polar worm.

Woohoo (1)

csguy314 (559705) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569222)

Downloading woody off that machine would definitely make up for pushing back the stable release date!

Ugh... juuuust got my hopes up. (1)

Bollie (152363) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569225)

Debian Woody in less than two minutes

For a moment there, I believed that Woody will be released in the next two minutes. Ah well... maybe when I get the bandwidth, Woody'll reach stable...

Is it possible? (1)

ziggy_zero (462010) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569228)

For larger gap to emerge between the current consumer internet (dial-up, dsl, cable) and a new form of Internet? I can see one (the current) becoming a lowlier, cheaper, seedier, less secure, internet "underground" if you will, and a new one emerging that's faster, more standardized and secure, but more expensive, and used by high-class citizens and businesses. Any thoughts?

Statistics Schmastics (5, Funny)

aengblom (123492) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569245)

is over 8000 times greater than the fastest dial-up modem

I just LOVE sem-relevant comparisons! ;-). And the fastest car on earth goes 8000 times faster than I crawl! Next time let's compare it to at least DSL!

So... there is already a new (5, Funny)

JFMulder (59706) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569252)

Napster on Internet 2? Damn these guys are quick!!!

I just really, really like Debian (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3569253)

My guess is that the traffic went around in swirls.

From the Article (5, Funny)

Quizme2000 (323961) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569254)

"Debian Woody in less than two minutes"

Any woman will tell you waiting more than 90 seconds for a "Debian Woody" is unacceptable. My personal best is nearly 1/3 of that.

Its a joke..get it? No...RTFM

Old news! (5, Funny)

chuckcolby (170019) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569259)

They actually had it ready 2 weeks ago, but were unable to transfer the cd until they used a felt tip marker around the edge.

Bandwidth Challenge SC2001 (3, Informative)

anzha (138288) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569270)

Every year there is a competition at the high performance conference (Supercomputing 2001 was this last one). It is entitled the 'Bandwidth Challenge'. This last year, NERSC [nersc.gov] took first place with a 3.3 gigabit/second sustained graphically represented simulation using seaborg [nersc.gov] .

Now, admittedly, it wasn't intercontinental, only from Oakland, Ca to Denver, Co....:D

I work there and... (3, Funny)

RumGunner (457733) | more than 12 years ago | (#3569271)

I don't think anybody at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks even knew this was happening. I think those crazy Dutch just slurped down the image from our local linux mirror (which is maintained by our LUG).

It seems sort of bad form. The mirror is there for everyone, but bandwidth for the sake of bandwidth....

And now of course, EVERYONE will start trying to see how fast they can suck down our bandwidth. I bet my internet connection at work is terrible tomorrow.
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