gigabits per second


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gigabits per second

(unit)
(Gbps) A unit of information transfer rate equal to one billion bits per second. Note that, while a gigabit is defined as a power of two (2^30 bits), a gigabit per second is defined as a power of ten (10^9 bits per second, which is slightly less) than 2^30).
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The new SSD supports the Serial ATA Revision 3.0 interface, and by year-end will replace the older Samsung SSDs transferring data at 3 gigabits per second, Samsung said.
The technology obviously puts the recently released USB 3.0 protocol into the crosshairs, given that the maximum throughput of a Light Peak connection-10 gigabits per second-is more than double that of USB 3.0's maximum transfer rate of 4.8 gigabits per second. However, Intel has also spoken to the two connections being more complementary than competitive.
The resulting solutions like Myrinet and InfiniBand support a Message Passing Interface (MPI) over high bandwidth (10 Gigabits per second, Gb/s), very low latency transport architectures.
NLR's infrastructure uses Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) to provide up to 40 simultaneous light wavelengths ("lambdas"), each capable of transmitting 10 gigabits per second. This infrastructure provides the ability to provision the dedicated, deterministic network resources that are critical to quickly moving the large amounts of data that best take advantage of grid CPU cycles.
A transfer rate of 7.21 Gigabits per second was sustained using a single TCP stream and standard 1500-byte Ethernet frames over trans-continental link, breaking the world record.
The 12-country, 32-company consortium, the ''Sea-Me-We 3,'' gave Fujitsu the contract for some 50 units of the FLASHWAVE S650, which has a speed of up to 10 gigabits per second per wavelength, it said.
Loea's "virtual fiber" network transmits data at 1.25 gigabits per second, the equivalent of 650 T1 lines or 1,000 DSL connections.
During the peak of the Webcast, more than 16.5 gigabits per second of video were streamed at broadband rates to more than 81,000 simultaneous viewers.
Initial installations of these systems will have capacities of 800 gigabits per second (Gbs), a rate at which a single network fiber could transmit the data on 160 CD-ROMs each second.
The network sends data through the air at gigabits per second -- thousands of times faster than the speed of current last-mile solutions.
The cable will provide the telecom carriers with an additional combined capacity of 80 gigabits per second, or the equivalent of 968,000 telephone lines, KDD said.
Up to now the maximum rate of modulation had been 2 billion bits per sercond (2 gigabits per second), that is, 2 billion light pulses a second.