Big Blue's new prototype chip surpasses major milestone, thanks to unlikely innovation: tiny holes in a quarter-inch chip, boosting data transfer.
Big Blue's new chip architecture is capable of transferring 500 HD movies a second, or the entire Web archive of the U.S. Library of Congress in an hour. And it can be produced today.
Your PC may not need a faster network, but overall data usage on the Web is doubling every year. The big question: Can the venerable Ethernet standard handle a terabit per second?
Seagate says that it has reached the milestone of storage density that offers 1 terabit (1 trillion bits) per square inch, using Heat-Assisted Magnetic recording technology that promises a 60TB hard drive within the next decade.
The two companies' trial hit speeds of 1.4 million megabits on existing cables -- 10,000 times faster than the best broadband you can buy.
This story initially misstated the 1Tbps data-transfer speed in terms of Blu-ray disc copying times.
Andy Bechtolsheim's Arista Networks is working on a data-routing switch that promises to help avoid networking disasters.
The next generation of the tablet arrives, while the feds crack down on LulzSec. Also: Meet Google Play.
A new era in the computing industry is fast approaching as Big Blue shows it can use conventional chipmaking gear to build chips with super-fast optical communications.
The federal agency wants to create a 100Gbps Ethernet network to connect its supercomputer centers--and then make it faster still.