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CERN's Grid 10,000 Times Faster than Broadband

CERN, The European Organization for Nuclear Research, has been working on an Internet replacement called The Grid that's 10,000 times faster than broadband. At speeds about 10,000 times faster than a typical broadband connection, "the grid" will be able to send the entire Rolling Stones back catalogue from Britain to Japan in less than two seconds.

The power of the grid will become apparent this summer after what scientists at Cern have termed their "red button" day — the switching-on of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the new particle accelerator built to probe the origin of the universe. The grid will be activated at the same time to capture the data it generates.

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Re: CERN's Grid 10,000 Times Faster than Broadband jeroen  –  Apr 07, 2008 12:03 PM PST

Wow, due note that the article in question doesn't match up with reality at all and the 'journalist' who wrote it should probably go to school and then maybe try to learn something about networks, The Internet, The World Wide Web etc, before trying to writean article as technical as one that contains the words CERN and LHC.

Also see all the replies to http://www.merit.edu/mail.archives/nanog/msg07209.html which contain a lot of text of what is nonsense in the article.

What is this article doing on CircleID?

Re: CERN's Grid 10,000 Times Faster than Broadband Gary Osbourne  –  Apr 08, 2008 12:35 AM PST

Jeroen wrote:

What is this article doing on CircleID?

The 'article' isn't ascribed to an author other than 'CircleID Reporter' which normally, as here, means it is a (usually partial) feed from elsewhere. Does Google News make editorial changes to its spew on a topic? I suppose that's one reason for a Comment section, to flesh out a story. No harm, no foul.

BTW, this is further proof that Tim Berners-Lee is the Devil. -g

Re: CERN's Grid 10,000 Times Faster than Broadband Ali Farshchian  –  Apr 08, 2008 7:56 AM PST

Jeroen and Gary, thank you for your comments and clarification. The News Briefing on CircleID is partly to make everyone aware of the news (and what is being reported as news) in the media. This is not an automated service and we are aware that some news bits are indeed questionable (btw, news briefings are not limited to us and others can post news tips and summaries as well to CircleID). And as Gary has pointed out — and as is often the case — poor and incorrect media reports often quickly get corrected here and sometimes generate valuable debates. Jeroen's input on this particular media story should be valuable for a lot of unsuspecting readers.

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