Betanews meldt dat Microsoft, QWest, de University of Washington en the Information Science Institute een nieuw Internet II snelheidsrecord hebben geboekt. In 82 seconde werd 8,4GB streaming video over een lijntje van 5.626 kilometer gepompt. Dit komt neer op een gemiddelde snelheid van 957 megabit per seconde:
MThe winning entry in Internet2's first data drag race was announced today during a conference of consortium members in Washington, D.C. The winning team will receive a $10,000 prize personally anted by computing pioneers Gordon Bell and Jim Gray (both now Microsoft researchers) earlier this month.
[...] Internet2 said the winning entry, which moved its data from Redmond, Wash., to Arlington, Va., averaged a throughput of over 957 megabits per second - more than 15,000 times faster than a typical computer modem.
[...] Data from the winning entry showed that Qwest's fiber optic network paved most of the way between a Compaq computer at Microsoft and a Dell computer sitting at the Information Sciences Institute in Arlington. Both machines were running Windows 2000. Along the way, the data passed through at least nine routers connected to Qwest's OC-48 fiber pathways.