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Mon Aug 23 03:23:19 CDT 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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