Download a DVD in less than 5 seconds

From National Geographic Scientists have developed a new data transfer protocol for the Internet fast enough to download a full-length DVD movie in less than five seconds, the California Institute of Technology said today.The protocol is called FAST, standing for Fast Active queue management Scalable Transmission Control Protocol (TCP).The researchers achieved a speed of 8,609 megabits per second (Mbps) by using 10 simultaneous flows of data over routed paths, the largest aggregate throughput ever accomplished in such a configuration, Caltech said in a news release. “That is 153,000 times that of today’s modem and close to 6,000 times that of the common standard for ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) connections.””The FAST protocol sustained this speed using standard packet size, stably over an extended period on shared networks in the presence of background traffic, making it adaptable for deployment on the world’s high-speed production networks,” Caltech said. Link

Comment posted by RegardtMeyer
at 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM
RegardtMeyer

Pitty that it will only work for high speed connections, like 100mbit or more. It won’t fix up that old crappy SA adsl connections.

July, 2006 3:04 PM (http://regardtmeyer.spaces.msn.com/)

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