Data Transfers At Gigabits To Terabits Per Second

UPCOMING TECHNOLOGY – Let’s talk about ongoing research developments that are working out solutions to provide digital data transfers at extraordinary speeds. These researches have shown possibilities with transferring data at gigabits per second (Gbit/s); even terabits per second (Tbit/s) in certain cases. This article will peek into the ‘future of super-fast’ complex interactions within your personal computer, searching through extremely large amounts of data and internet connections with super-speeds.

Li-Fi – Achieving low-cost, high speed internet at 10 Gbit/s through LED lights.

A white light is made up of red, green and blue colours. The researchers in UK were able to transmit 3.5Gbit/s of data through each red, green and blue lights of a micro-LED bulb. The video briefly explains how and why this technology is better than the current Wi-fi technology.

Via [BBC] [See.ed.ac.uk]


New Optical fibre cable transfers data at almost the speed of light – 73 Tbit/s.

Even the best quality optical fibres we find today are limited to handle data transfers of 40 Gbit/s. Now, researchers in England were able to transfer data at 99.7% of the speed of light (73 Tbit/s) using newly developed optical fibres.

Speed of Light
An illustration of the time taken by light to reach Earth from the Sun.

Via [Nature]


5th Generation of Cellular networks.

The next major upgrade to cellular networks and mobile internet connectivity may take few more years. So far, confirmed reports have shown successful tests of 10 Gbit/s of mobile data transfer speed. Watch the presentation by Takehiro Nakamura at NTT Docomo explaining their views on 5G Networks.

Via [NTTDocomo]


Searching Big Data at 40 Gbit/s.

Big Data technology is meant to be a solution when data becomes voluminous and complex enough where it cannot be handled and processed by traditional solutions. So while Big Data does it’s job of handling and processing, there is also a need for fast searching and finding data within such enormous volume. A recent development by Fujitsu allows searching through such enormous and complex data at 40 Gbit/s.

Big Data Comic
Image credits to D.Fletcher at CloudTweaks.com

via [Fujitsu]


Intel’s Silicon Photonic Link to transfer data at Tbit/s within, and with other computers.

Intel has built a prototype Silicon Photonic link that has successfully been tested to transfer data at 50 Gbit/s, and they’re currently working on pushing the limits to a speed in terabits per second. The following video explains the working of Silicon Photonics.

Via [Intel]