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Originally Posted by Skrillex View Post

The cables never get faster.

Can't improve upon the speed of light (yet)

It's the signalling equipment that gets better and allows for faster "speeds".

Working on equipment like Cisco ASR 9K routers on a 40GB National WAN network does help in that respect

see, im just familiar with ISR's, i don’t have access to that switching speed anyhoosen
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Don't forget, MXC was always Most Extreme Elimination Challenge
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Originally Posted by Skrillex View Post

The cables never get faster.

Can't improve upon the speed of light (yet)

It's the signalling equipment that gets better and allows for faster "speeds".

Working on equipment like Cisco ASR 9K routers on a 40GB National WAN network does help in that respect
The two ways to increase throughput in fiber are higher frequencies and/or increase modes. Does fiber chemistry, design, or size limit either?


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You can get optical thunderbolt cables now, actually - they encapsulate the transceiver in the ends of the cable, which is a good move, IMHO, because it's way smaller than a duplex LC connector, and it makes it way more idiot proof. it's going to be copper at some point no matter what.
http://store.apple.com/us/product/HB205VC/A/thunderbolt-100-ft-30-m-optical-cable-by-corning?afid=p219|GOUS&cid=AOS-US-KWG-PLA

there TB 2.0, 20Gb/s to play with, 30m long.

Ouch... expensive. The electro-optical circuits really need to get cheaper if Intel ever wants to use Thunderbolt for a universal external interconnect (and displacing USB).
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I don't think it'll replace USB. there's always going to be a market for a "budget" interface. thunderbolt is great for replacing scsi/esata/FW800/ethernet/FC etc.

I don't see it as that expensive. compare that to buying two 10Gb/s SFPs and a MM patchcord. for the home/power user, it makes way more sense. and you can use it to plug 2 computers into each other as well, AND since it's fiber, you could probably open it up and fusion splice it longer if you want to get crazy.
 
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I don't think it'll replace USB. there's always going to be a market for a "budget" interface. thunderbolt is great for replacing scsi/esata/FW800/ethernet/FC etc.

I don't see it as that expensive. compare that to buying two 10Gb/s SFPs and a MM patchcord. for the home/power user, it makes way more sense. and you can use it to plug 2 computers into each other as well, AND since it's fiber, you could probably open it up and fusion splice it longer if you want to get crazy.

I believe Intel had plans so Thunderbolt to be the really universal interface. (i.e. Rumors had it that Intel delays USB 3.0 on purpose.)
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Don't forget, MXC was always Most Extreme Elimination Challenge

 

Beat me by....9.5 hours lol

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the thing with usb is that its so prolific that its as widely if not more widely so going forward than ethernet. If they came up with their own protocol stack beyond tcp/ip and increased deliverable 10GBPS lengths to a mere 20 meters for the average home they could actually find a good market for safe, extremely simple and fast networking in the home and small business..

i cant be the only one who's thought this?
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the thing with usb is that its so prolific that its as widely if not more widely so going forward than ethernet. If they came up with their own protocol stack beyond tcp/ip and increased deliverable 10GBPS lengths to a mere 20 meters for the average home they could actually find a good market for safe, extremely simple and fast networking in the home and small business..

i cant be the only one who's thought this?

Why should TCP/IP have to be replaced to work with your theoretical USB?
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Wait, is 1.6Tbps = 200 giga-bytes per second?
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Wait, is 1.6Tbps = 200 giga-bytes per second?

Its roughly 120 giga bytes per second each way.
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