Network infrastructure is going through global revolution. In last 2 decade industry has moved up from 1 Mbps to 100 Mbps data connectivity which has improved the efficiency and communication of computing. Till now, South Korea is the only country known for its fastest internet connectivity of 100 Mbps but it seems that the bar is going to reset again.
Before I move ahead, I would like to ask a question from you:- How fast do you think your home internet connection could be in next few years – Probably you may answer as 100 Mbps or even little than this. But have you heard about data travel with the speed of 186 Gb per second ? You may be wondering but its reality now.
Recently, a group of researchers at California University of Technology has managed to hit a new world record of 186Gbps data transfer rate. Now, you may be thinking that it might be in a small circuit but, fortunately, the research includes a wide area of network circuit and obtained such speed of data transfer.
The speed of 186 Gbps is fastest enough to transfer nearly 100,000 full Blu-Ray discs data in a day, which means 2 million gigabytes of data transfer in a day.
This new achievement will help in establishment the superior network to transport the data throughout the world via optical fibers. These methods will be fruitful for next generation to work on network with the data transfer rate of 40 to 100 Gbps.
“Our group and its partners are showing how massive amounts of data will be handled and transported in the future”. “Having these tools in our hands allows us to engage in realizable visions others do not have. We can see a clear path to a future others cannot yet imagine with any confidence” as said by Harvey Newman, professor of physics and head of the high-energy physics (HEP) team.
The new networking speed has broken the previous record of 119 Gbps which was also made by the same team back in 2009.
Research was held at Canada Advanced Research and Innovation Network by using a 100 Gbps circuit set. The team was able to reach the transfer rate of 98 Gbps between University of Victoria Computing Centre,Victoria and the Washington State Convention Centre,Seattle. Simultaneously, it was able to reach data rate of 88 Gbps in opposite direction. It helps them to reach a new record of two way data rate of 186 Gbps between the two data centre.
Personally, I think this new networking speed will bring revolution in the field of technology and will help industries to grow faster in upcoming years. It will also help companies in creating a faster communication with each other.