Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Mar 2010 00:13 UTC
In the News Cisco Systems says it will make a major announcement on Tuesday, news that the technology giant says "will forever change the Internet". Shares of Cisco gained 3.65% to close at $26.13 Monday, hitting a new 52-week high of $26.36 intraday, as some analysts speculated that the tech giant is rolling out new gear to help wireless phone companies cope with rising video Web traffic. Cisco had sent out invitations to analysts and the media for a "significant announcement" that it says "will forever change the Internet and its impact on consumers, businesses and governments". Let the speculation begin!
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Let's get together
by chrisfriberg on Tue 9th Mar 2010 20:54 UTC
chrisfriberg
Member since:
2009-04-08

"The Cisco CRS-3 triples the capacity of its predecessor, the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System, with up to 322 Terabits per second, which enables the entire printed collection of the Library of Congress to be downloaded in just over one second;"

Printed? Sounds painful.

"every man, woman and child in China to make a video call, simultaneously;"

As opposed to being surveiled?

"and every motion picture ever created to be streamed in less than four minutes."

Every motion picture? Even the ones I made in by basement?

The real question is, "can we all hold hands while using it?"

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RE: Let's get together
by Tuishimi on Tue 9th Mar 2010 22:58 in reply to "Let's get together"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Can I come over to your house for a beer?

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RE: Let's get together
by Bobthearch on Wed 10th Mar 2010 00:01 in reply to "Let's get together"
Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

"The Cisco CRS-3 triples the capacity of its predecessor, the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System, with up to 322 Terabits per second, which enables the entire printed collection of the Library of Congress to be downloaded in just over one second;"

"and every motion picture ever created to be streamed in less than four minutes."


Over my 256 DSL line? Fat f'n chance.

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RE: Let's get together
by Soulbender on Wed 10th Mar 2010 08:07 in reply to "Let's get together"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"and every motion picture ever created to be streamed in less than four minutes."


The question is, why does it speed them up?

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RE: Let's get together
by MamiyaOtaru on Wed 10th Mar 2010 18:33 in reply to "Let's get together"
MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

"The Cisco CRS-3 triples the capacity of its predecessor, the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System, with up to 322 Terabits per second

That seems like setting the bar pretty low for "changing the internet forever". It's great, but it's incremental. It's like saying AMDs 5890 is going to change gaming forever because it's faster than previous cards. Scaling something up without making fundamental changes is not what I would call "changing something forever". I mean their "forever" will only last until they make an even faster CRS ;)

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