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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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don't you mean every 8 seconds?
by nabil2199 on Tue 24th Aug 2010 22:42 UTC
nabil2199
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2010-03-31

an HD movie at 50Gb wouldn't be that HD

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

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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nabil2199 Member since:
2010-03-31

"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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a dual layer bluray disc holds 50GB not 50Gb. a lot of bluray movies are well above the 30 gigabyte mark

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Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

It would if you're talking about a Blu-Ray version. 50 gigs is the typical amount a bd disk can hold.


Wrong type of 'gigs'. Storage is in gigabytes, but network performance is in gigabits per second - hence the comment in the parent post about "every 8 seconds".

Edited 2010-08-24 23:33 UTC

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Stratoukos Member since:
2009-02-11

Also, why use HD movies when we have standard units?

I want to know how many Libraries of Congress/s that is dammit.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18



Edited 2010-08-25 14:25 UTC

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