Internet 2 Will Get Even Faster

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Internet 2, the high-speed network used primarily by academics and researchers, will get even faster, acording to reports at GigaOm and NewsFactor:

Plans are afoot to use 80 channels to pump 10 gigabits per second per channel, and upgrade the total backbone bandwidth to a whopping 800 Gbps.

Now that’s some serious pipe. For more background, see the Internet 2 web site.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief 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.