Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Mar 2010 23:36 UTC
Internet & Networking Cisco Systems today introduced its next-generation Internet core router, the CRS-3, with about three times the capacity of its current platform. "The Internet will scale faster than any of us anticipate," Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers said during a webcast announcing the product. At full scale, the CRS-3 has a capacity of 322Tbit/sec., roughly three times that of the CRS-1, which was introduced in 2004. It also has more than 12 times the capacity of its nearest competitor, Chambers said.
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RE: Ok....
by davidiwharper on Wed 10th Mar 2010 14:16 UTC in reply to "Ok...."
davidiwharper
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You're right about evolution, but someone still has to invest in R&D to get us there.

Also, the example in the ComputerWorld article is a bad one. There are two better examples of the volume of data this device can process in the press release (http://tinyurl.com/yljrcro):

* Every man, woman and child in China can make a video call simultaneously [that's 1 billion people!]
* Every motion picture ever created can be streamed in less than four minutes

Many ISPs have servers with local copies of websites: this is cheaper for them, because they pay reduced access fees to backbones, and faster for their customers. This can't be done with newer Internet technologies, such as video and audio teleconferencing, DRM Internet-based TV (esp. Hulu) and BitTorrent. These are all technologies that have really taken off in the last five years and can't be cached locally by ISPs - they must travel over the backbone.

Edited 2010-03-10 14:22 UTC

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