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And you thought "Internet 2" was quick...

| Posted: Jun 6, 2003 9:47 am

The team at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena are working on a new Internet protocol called Fast TCP which uses packet tracking on current infrastructure to offer download speeds 115 megabytes per second - which is like downloading a full length DVD movie in 40 seconds, I think video stores can say "good bye!"

 

The first practical test of Fast TCP took place in November at a supercomputing conference. Researchers from Caltech, Stanford and CERN near Geneva in Switzerland, sent data 10,000 kilometres from Sunnyvale, California, to CERN at an average rate of 925 megabits per second. Ordinary TCP managed just 266 megabits per second on the same routes.
More information @ New Scientist

 

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