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Intel Thunderbolt To Go Beyond Macs in April 2012

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Delta6326

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    Don't forget they also wanted to go copper because they can transfer power like usb. I think they said they wanted to do 10W. And then eventually put copper for just power with the optic. or something like that.
     
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    Seriously? I thought that network processors would be standard on InfiniBand hardware due to the workload they face. That's disappointing and I hope Thunderbolt requires a network processor with no easy cop-out like InfiniBand/NIC/audio has.
     
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    If I recall correctly, and I am sure I do, Intel said that Thunderbolt would be released at 10Gbps, and that the technology has the POTENTIAL to reach 100Gbps in the foreseeable future. As others have stated, it was never intended to be 100Gbps at launch but maybe in a few revisions down the line its certainly possible. First we need to get this tech implemented and ubiquitous which is what Intel is trying to do, since we will start seeing this in April.

    I hate to give Apple credit but they have already implemented this and you know that means everyone else will follow suit, so I see a bright future for this tech.

    Not to mention ThunderBolt/LightPeak has a myriad of uses for display, file transfer, etc. Can't USB among others be piggybacked off of this?
     
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    Intel basically signed a contract with Apple to give them exclusive access for a while. It really didn't make much sense if they wanted it to be successful. Apple is the king of adapting dead interfaces and implementing port hell (need adapters or buy rare equipment to do pretty much anything). Maybe that's why Intel went to them first because they knew they would quickly adapt it.

    Intel is a trend setter for new ports, not Apple (PS/2, USB, etc.). The only recent Apple standard that got any acceptence in the PC market was FireWire/IEEE1394 and that was mostly because it was so much faster than USB and digital camcorders (on which they were often found) were marketed largely to the Apple crowd.
     
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