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Scientist Develop 60x Faster Internet Scratch Switches

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  1. malware New Member

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    Scientists at the University of Sydney claim to have found a technology that would possibly allow the internet to become up to hundred times faster than current networks. After four years of development they have created a switch that's "only" 60 times faster than current networks. With little extra work the scientists are confident that they can reach the 100 times faster speed rates. "This is a critical building block and a fundamental advance on what is already out there. We are talking about networks that are potentially up to 100 times faster without costing the consumer any more," says Federation Fellow Professor Ben Eggleton, Director of CUDOS which is based within the School of Physics at the University of Sydney. The switch is created using a small scratch on a piece of glass. This scratched glass is actually a photonic integrated circuit that has the capacity to increase the slow rate of information carried by optical fibres. Using photonic technology that has terabit per second speed, the circuit uses the scratch as a guide or a switching path for information. Similar to when trains are switched from one track to another, this switch takes only one picosecond to change tracks. Therefore in one second the switch is turning on and off about one million times. Additional information on the new scratch switches can be obtained at the University of Sydney’s website here.

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  2. Kreij

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    A picosecond is one trillionth of a second, that should be one million million times (or a trillion times). :toast:

    In any event, that's pretty darn impressive !
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    Sweet faster internet! Now lets work on making it 100% free!
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    porn should benefit greatly :p
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    Faster than Japan eh?
    Really are something!
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    Nice find. Interesting, they claim it doesn't cost the consumer anything. But what is the cost of this new technology?
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    how do you intend on doing that?
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    lol
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    Well advertising ofcourse! ROFL
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    What can I say but "CUDOS" to them! ;)
    Cool, now we can have YouTube in HD!
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    Some hope for overcoming the increasing overload of the internet, finally.
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    would that mean ping times would go down? or does it just mean we can upload/download faster?
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    Yes I wouldn't mind getting spied on 24/7 with 1/4 my screen taken up by a giant NetZero banner if I can have 100 X faster Internet :)
  14. TAViX Guest

    Well for now. Japan plans to introduce from this year fiber Internet connections of 1Gb/s ;)
  15. Kreij

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    This is switching gear. It has nothing to do with what you get from your ISP.
  16. Jeno Guest

    wooo ausie nerds FTW :rockout:
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    no more 5gb caps!!!!!

    lol
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    hehe trust us Aussies to come up with something like that.
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    My thoughts exactly. A lot of people get charged outrageous rates for substandard performance as it is. How are they going to manage similar pricing, if such technology is only available in certain areas?
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    Exactly, but its the ISPs that would need to "switch" their gear for the faster speeds. Therefore money, which equates to end users paying for it.
    I was answering a question about how internet would be free. Honestly I'd rather pay something than be add bombarded.
    Charter Cable anyone?!?
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    Yeah I know, I was just kidding around

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