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.
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.
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?
This story initially misstated the 1Tbps data-transfer speed in terms of Blu-ray disc copying times.
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.
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.