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New world record for data transfer sits at 5.4TB per second

Technical University of Denmark's new fiber-optic network test sees data transfers of an insane 5.4TB per second

By Anthony Garreffa on Aug 3, 2014 at 10:27 pm CDT - 0 mins, 29 secs reading time

Whatever Internet access you've ever used, be it personal or professional, probably doesn't even begin to come close to what the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is playing around with in their labs.

New world record for data transfer sits at 5.4TB per second | TweakTown.com

A team at DTU has just set a record for the fastest ever data transfer speeds, at 43 terabits of data in a single second - this equates to around 5.4TB of data, or 1GB of data in a barely-there 0.2 milliseconds. This technology uses a single laser down a single line of fiber, the same fiber lines that are used in fiber-optic connections.

Last updated: Aug 4, 2014 at 06:47 pm CDT

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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