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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RE: Now combine that with...
by Lennie on Wed 25th Aug 2010 08:17 UTC in reply to "Now combine that with..."
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I'm in the ISP-business and I don't expect much from the virtual router stuff. It's more a neat trick at this point.

But I they did mention in the previous press release they do think that this optical project will deliver cheap and fast transmission and will replace USB and firewire and I think (e)SATA.

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