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[NH]Intel carries 200 Gbps with a beam of light

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Intel photonics engineers have unveiled a chip, made entirely from silicon, that can transfer data at speeds up to 200Gbps, on a single beam of light. This prototype chip is twice as fast as current optical modules, but these are not made from silicon and suffer from limitations Intel has been able to work around with this new silicon chip. Just the fact the chip is made from silicon makes it much easier to scale up the speed for future uses.

The reason silicon hasn't been used with the other optical circuits is because silicon as a semiconductor doesn't really have the properties that you want. Instead, companies have used compounds such as indium phosphide and gallium arsenide. The properties of these materials, compared to silicon, are superior, but they are limited by the manufacturing and the hardships of making them scale to faster speeds. More
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Now give us a timeframe for when to see this come into mainstream.
    
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thats not fast...

Wonder how long till this becomes mainstream...
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Repost, but cool none the less!
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Thats cool and all, but, will it blend? Better yet, will it max out Crysis?
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Thats cool and all, but, will it blend? Better yet, will it max out Crysis?
Only with the Crysis hacks, lol. Is there anything that will max it out?
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First of all its only done 25 gbps. Secondly its only for servers and isp companys so it doesnt really effect you directly. Internet speeds arent going to increase because of it.
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it might if you're currently being bottlenecked somewhere
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First of all its only done 25 gbps. Secondly its only for servers and isp companys so it doesnt really effect you directly. Internet speeds arent going to increase because of it.
200 Gbps = 25 GBps
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Yeah, repost man.
Good story anyway.
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