IBM Gives Networking A 16x Boost

by admin March 26, 2007 at 10:10 am

So, 10 gigabit Ethernet too slow for you? How about 160 gigabits?

That’s the latest breakthrough from IBM researchers, who have come up with an optical networking chip measuring 3mm by 5mm but has 16 times the throughput of today’s networking chips.

Now before you think this will mean more MP3s and dirty videos, think again. First, IBM doesn’t expect it to see the market until 2010, and when it does, it will be for massively parallel supercomputers like its own Blue Gene, the fastest supercomputer in the world.

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