IBM has developed a new type of low-powered wire connection capable of delivering 8Tbps. IBM’s new technology “merges optical chips and data buses into a single arrangement” and is cable of streaming 5,000 high definition movies simultaneously. The new digital chips consumes the same amount of power as a 100-Watt light bulb. Wow.
Initially, IBM plans to implement the new digital connection to back-end servers delivering HD or large sized content. Consumer application of the new optical links is being considered.
I can see the Bittorent pirates having a field day once this reaches mainstream.
Via: Computer Weekly