Microsoft: 600 Terabytes of Downloads During E3

What will bandwidth usage look like in the Internet economy of the near future? Microsoft got a taste during the recent E3 video game conference. More than seven million game demos, trailers, videos and other content were downloaded from Xbox Live during the week of E3, with the Halo 3 trailer notching more than two million downloads.

“The sheer volume of downloads during E3 was simply staggering,” said Xbox’s Peter Moore, who told the BBC that the traffic consumed more than 600 terabytes of data.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.