$1.5 billion: The cost of cutting London-Tokyo latency by 60ms

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Fri Mar 23 16:14:17 CDT 2012


On Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:16:59 -0700, George Herbert said:
> The physics is not conducive to improving the situation a lot.
>
> There's probably $1.5 billion in the ground already in neutrino
> detectors; the total combined detector bit rate is pretty poor.  One
> experiment looking at neutrinos coming off the Fermilab accelerator
> had 473 million accelerator pulses with under 1.1 million detected
> neutrinos.

Note that each pulse was probably millions or even billions of neutrinos, so
the detection rate was even worse than you'd think.  I saw a statistic that
every second, 50 trillion neutrinos pass through your body.  And the number
that will interact is well into the single digits.

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