Michael Painter tvhawaii at
Mon Aug 23 08:23:19 UTC 2010

Researchers in South Korea have built a networking router that transmits data at record speeds from components found in 
most high-end desktop computers. A team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology created the router, 
which transmits data at nearly 40 gigabytes per second--many times faster than the previous record for such a device.

The techniques used by the researchers could lead to a number of breakthroughs, including the use of cheaper commodity 
chips, such as those made by Intel and Nvidia, in high-performance routers, in place of custom-made hardware. The software 
developed by the researchers could also serve as a testbed for novel networking protocols that might eventually replace 
the decades-old ones on which the Internet currently runs.

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