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A Faster, Stronger Web that Can Download a Movie in 5 Seconds

A Faster, Stronger Web that Can Download a Movie in 5 Seconds

The scientists who originally build the internet in 1989 have a new grid for connecting computers around the globe:

At speeds about 10,000 times faster than a typical broadband connection, “the grid” will be able to send the entire Rolling Stones back catalogue from Britain to Japan in less than two seconds.

The latest spin-off from Cern, the particle physics centre that created the web, the grid could also provide the kind of power needed to transmit holographic images; allow instant online gaming with hundreds of thousands of players; and offer high-definition video telephony for the price of a local call.

Read the entire article at the Times Online here.

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