Domestic, consumer-grade high-speed optical cables are finally here, folks! By the end of the year you will begin to see ’s new Light Peak . So that you have some idea of just how fast 10 gigabits per second is, Intel’s Light Peak overview leaps straight into layman’s analogy: at 10Gb/s, you could transfer a Blu-Ray movie in less than 30 seconds — that’s 1200 megabytes per second. An XviD movie would take less than one second… The best bit, though, is that Intel has just demonstrated their new using USB cables . Well, USB cables with optical fiber running alongside the regular electrical wires — but you get the idea! Not only is optical fiber thin and light, it also has no theoretical cap on potential — within 10 years, Intel says we could transmit 100Gb/s over the same cable

50ba4df9dcllaser.jpg 166x250 Intels Light Peak interconnect brings 10 gigabits per second to a USB cable

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Intel’s Light Peak interconnect brings 10 gigabits per second to a USB cable