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Holey Optochip! IBM hits a terabit of info per second
| March 7, 2012 9:01 PM PST
| Daniel Terdiman
Posted on 03/08/2012 6:45:56 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Big Blue's new prototype chip surpasses major milestone, thanks to unlikely innovation: tiny holes in a quarter-inch chip, boosting data transfer.
A look at the IBM Holey Optochip, a new chip architecture capable of transferring a terabit of information per second.(Credit: IBM)
IBM said this evening that its scientists have developed a computer chip that can move a trillion bits of information a second.
Known as the "Holey Optochip," the prototype optical chipset can transfer the equivalent of 500 high-definition movies a second, or the entire U.S. Library of Congress Web archive in an hour, Big Blue said. The innovation is possible because IBM's scientists figured out that, by drilling 48 minuscule holes in a standard quarter-inch silicon CMOS chip, they were able to ramp up data transfer rates from what was possible.
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To: ShadowAce; SunkenCiv; blam; Marine_Uncle; NormsRevenge
Article has an inconsistent statement....
And by breaking through the terabyte-per-second barrier,
Which doesn't match the earlier statements....don't know which is correct.
Now that is interesting. If we can just get our space program funding back, we might actually break free and roam the universe...
and it prolly puts out a teraBTU's tooo...
posted on 03/08/2012 7:03:55 PM PST
(American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
Doubtful we’ll get NASA back after that black hole ate it!
posted on 03/08/2012 7:06:50 PM PST
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Probably the terabit one; it’s an eighth that of a terabyte.
posted on 03/08/2012 7:23:36 PM PST
(Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
Just imagine what the speed of fail will be now.
posted on 03/08/2012 7:27:53 PM PST
(I HOPE we CHANGE presidents.)
posted on 03/08/2012 7:29:10 PM PST
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; a fool in paradise
HD 3D porno videos will make it look like you’re there in the action!
That’s nice...but we don’t have the bandwidth to to match. According to AT&T we consumers are ruining the net with HD demand. So they have to charge more or limit our data. It’s for the childrens.
posted on 03/08/2012 7:51:44 PM PST
(President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
But does it beep like my old Atari? Now THAT would be cool!
posted on 03/08/2012 8:05:58 PM PST
by Slump Tester
(What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
ATT needs to update their transistors
RE: "Thats moving stuff."
Rather quickly at that.
gig speeds are coming to homes in Houston - all the bandwidth you can eat.
posted on 03/08/2012 8:07:09 PM PST
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posted on 03/08/2012 8:08:28 PM PST
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...
posted on 03/08/2012 8:37:35 PM PST
(FReep this FReepathon!)
That's all well and good, far be it for me to belittle such a feat, but what happens when you want to store that data? It typically takes hours to store a Terabyte to a hard disk and while SSDs will reduce write times somewhat, it will still take a number of hours to write all those bits somewhere, somehow. Assume a major bottleneck in write speeds, you also are faced with the problem with caching another TB every 8 seconds. Ping me in a few years (or decades) when they've got that figured out. BTW, I know, “Keep it in the Cloud,” but the data still has to find it's way onto a server, if only at the front end of the stream, else we will be strictly limited to live streams that have to be down-resed to be stored at all.
posted on 03/08/2012 9:45:18 PM PST
(Jeepers, Freepers, where'd 'ya get those sleepers?. Pj people, exposing old media's lies.)
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