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 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.