2003 Internet2 Land Speed Records

Publicity Releases


On February 27-28, 2003, over a Terabyte of data was transferred in less than an hour by S. Ravot of Caltech between the Level(3) Gateway in Sunnyvale, near SLAC, and CERN.

The data passed through the TeraGrid Router at StarLight from memory to memory as a single TCP/IP stream at an average rate of 2.38 Gbits/s (using large windows and 9KByte "jumbo frames").

This beat the former record by a factor of approximately 2.5 and used the US-CERN link at 99% efficiency.


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Related Information Press Releases Presentations on this Subject
High Performance WAN Testbed: Experiences and Results presented at CHEP03, Mar. 26 '03
Breaking the Internet2 Land Speed Record - Twice presented by Les Cottrell at Ricoh International and Network Physics, April 2003
CENIC Road to Ten Gigabit: Biggest, Fastest in the West Award speech invited talk given by Les Cottrell at the CENIC 2003 meeting, Santa Barbara May 2003.
Achieving Record Speed Trans-Atlantic End-to-end TCP Throughput, presentation by Les Cottrell at the NANOG meeting Salt Lake City, June 2003.

Created March 18, 2003
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