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IBM Scientists help establish new speed record for big data

Is your Internet speed too slow? Well, there might be good news for you in the near future.

This week, IBM announced that its scientists have set a new speed record for big data that could very well enhance Internet speeds to 200 to 400 gigabits per second, even at very low power. The improvement in speed originates from a technological device that can be used to boost big data transfers between clouds and data centers four times faster than the technology utilized today.

Presented at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco, California, the laboratory prototype indicates that at this speed a 160 gigabyte ultra-high definition movie or 40,000 songs could be downloaded in only a few seconds rather than two hours.

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  1. Again, this validates what “Big” Data really is: something too big for the hardware/software resources at some point of time, which becomes “Regular” when the technology is aligned with these datasets, and it seems this is again the case here. Of course, in the meantime, new sets of data are being used, which are much bigger than previous ones, and become the new “Big”…
    My personal view about this here: http://wp.me/p2Tq6R-q
    Now, the next following question is: where do we find the appropriate people to manage these data sets, and to extract the relevant analytics?

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