NASAs 100GBit-Internet

Die NASA nutzt ein Netz mit Geschwindigkeiten bis zu 91GBit, das ist noch rund zehn mal schneller als Googles experimentelles Fiber-Netz mit 10Gbit. Mit 91Gbit saugen die rund 10GByte pro Sekunde und schieben sich Festplatten voller LHC-Daten über den Kontinent, eine herkömmliche Terabyte-Platte ist damit in einer Minute unten. WANT!

[NASA] uses a shadow network called ESnet, short for Energy Science Network, a set of private pipes that has demonstrated cross-country data transfers of 91 gigabits per second–the fastest of its type ever reported. […] ESnet […] is an important tool for researchers who deal in massive amounts of data generated by projects such as the Large Hadron Collider and the Human Genome Project. Rather sending hard disks back and forth through the mail, they can trade data via the ultra-fast network. “Our vision for the world is that scientific discovery shouldn’t be constrained by geography,” says ESnet director Gregory Bell.

In making its network as fast as it can possibly be, ESnet and researchers are organizations like NASA are field testing networking technologies that may eventually find their way into the commercial internet. In short, ESnet a window into what our computing world will eventually look like.

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