Linked by fran on Tue 24th Aug 2010 22:09 UTC
Intel "Intel Corporation announced an important advance in the quest to use light beams to replace the use of electrons to carry data in and around computers. The company has developed a research prototype representing the world's first silicon-based optical data connection with integrated lasers. The link can move data over longer distances and many times faster than today's copper technology; up to 50 gigabits of data per second. This is the equivalent of an entire HD movie being transmitted each second."
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an HD movie at 50Gb wouldn't be that HD

It would if you're talking about a Blu-Ray version. 50 gigs is the typical amount a bd disk can hold. Of course if you're talking a completely lossless studio master you'd be correct.

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