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New World Record for Internet Performance Set

Posted on Sep 30, 2004 by Doug Howell
Tags: Big Data, imported, Internet2 Network, Network Performance, Performance, Performance Monitoring, Performance Tools

Sprint and SUNET top new performance threshold by sending over 1830 GB at more than 4.3Gbps across nearly 29,000 km

AUSTIN, TX – September 30, 2004 – Internet2(R) today announced that a team from Sprint Corporation and The Swedish University Network (SUNET) has set a new Internet2(R) Land Speed Record. The record was set using the same IPv4 protocols deployed throughout the global Internet today. The team successfully transferred over 1830 gigabytes of data in approximately 60 minutes across nearly 29,000 kilometers of networks at a rate of 4.31 gigabits per second -- 4000 times faster than a typical home broadband connection.

The Internet2 Land Speed Record (I2-LSR) is an open and ongoing competition for the highest-bandwidth, end-to-end networks, with judging based on the speed of transfer multiplied by the distance traveled. Because of delays due to the speed of light and other factors, data transfer over the Internet becomes more challenging as speed, or distance, or both increase. With a mark of more than 124,900 terabit-meters per second (Tb-m/s), this record exceeds the previous record holders mark by over 20,000 Tb-m/s

The record was set with the support of Cisco Systems (, Intel Corporation (, and The Luleå University of Technology (

More information can be found at:

Details of past winning entries, complete rules, submission guidelines, and additional details are available at:

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