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Caltech-Led Research Team Sets New Internet Speed Record

Researchers and scientists at the SuperComputing 2011 conference set a new Internet speed record in transferring data with 186 Gbps, which is 67 Gbps faster as compared to the earlier record that was set in 2009.

In other words, this speed is enough to move 2,000,00 gigabytes data per day or the equivalent of 100,000 Blu-ray disks.

This new record was set with the help of 100 Gbps network setup made by Canada's Advanced Research along with Innovation Network of University of Victoria Computing Centre and Washington State Convention Centre.

Behind this landmark is a team led by Caltech that consists of computer scientists, engineers and physicists from Florida International University, University of Victoria in British Columbia, CERN, the University of Michigan, as reported by Gizmodo.

The record breaking combined 186 Gbps rate has 98 Gbps speed in one direction and 88 Gbps in the other.

CERN sponsored the project as they were looking for a more efficient and effective way to send petabytes of data directed from the Large Hadron Collider to help researchers from all over the world analyse them.