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Topic # 93618 25-Nov-2011 04:17 Send private message

The folks in Sweden are testing 120 Gb/s internet access for a LAN party.  Asking the participants to use as much bandwidth as possible..






http://www.dreamhack.se/dhw11/2011/11/22/120-gigabit-at-dhw11/

At DreamHack on November 24th to 27th Cisco and Telia are building the world’s fastest Internet connection with speeds of breathtaking 120 gigabits per second. DreamHack is expected to attract a record number of participants this year – about 20 000 people. With their help, the aim is to beat the world record in capacity utilization in the network – the starting point is at 16.30 on Thursday.

The record-breaking attempt will take place during the opening ceremony of DreamHack on 24 November at Elmia in Jönköping. All participants will be invited to take advantage of as much as possible of the network’s capacity. The previous DreamHack-record is 20 gigabits.

- DreamHack Winter 2011 will be the biggest festival we’ve ever staged with record numbers of visitors on site, we are confident that together we will break all previous records. Table seats are sold out but we still have plenty of room for day visitors. Welcome to DreamHack, says Robert Ohlén, CEO at DreamHack.

A working group of some 50 people from Cisco, Telia and DreamHack have been working since last summer to design and build the infrastructure for world’s fastest Internet connection between Stockholm and Jönköping. All the equipment is in place and only a few test runs remain.

- It’s great to be part of building the fastest connection in the world. In addition, we now have the opportunity to test our equipment under extreme conditions. 120 gigabits is tremendously fast but data and video traffic on the Internet is growing sharply, as well as the need of broadband. DreamHack gives us a taste of the future net speeds, says Jonas Malmgren, sales manager at Cisco.

The internet connection will have a speed of 120 gigabits per second. This is almost certainly the first time such a fast connection has been set up over a distance of over 300 km (between Jönköping and Stockholm). Specifically, the connection to 750,000 people, or nearly all the inhabitants in Stockholm, can stream music simultaneously. Or you can download a movie in a 47 thousandths of a second.

- Gamers place great demands on their connectivity and by creating experiences for them through our broadband as we evolve as a company. Therefore, we are proud to offer the participants at DreamHack a world class gaming experience. Demand for broadband with faster speeds and quality are insatiable, including the increasing number of gadgets connected to the Internet. We are therefore investing 5 billion in fiber networks and this world record attempt is preparing us to remain as the user’s cutting edge technology, says Stefan Trampus, Head of Broadband Services at TeliaSonera.

The fast connection is made possible by several new technologies from Cisco and Telia. Telia is behind the fiber network while Cisco contributes to the hardware, including two CRS-3 routers that are the most powerful router with a transmission capacity of 322 out of bits per second. With this capability, it would for example be possible for all 1.3 billion Chinese to conduct a video call – simultaneously.

The total value of Cisco equipment used during DreamHack is about 45 million. In addition, Telia’s equipment in the network.
  

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  Reply # 549737 25-Nov-2011 07:35 Send private message

ojala:  Or you can download a movie in a 47 thousandths of a second.

  


Surprised 

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  Reply # 549755 25-Nov-2011 08:40 Send private message

http://dashboard.dreamhack.se/



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  Reply # 550103 25-Nov-2011 20:25 Send private message

Peak at 23.4 Gbit/s, so much unused bandwidth..

Perhaps they need match the LAN Party dates with Adult Entertainment Expo and share the capacity.

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  Reply # 550110 25-Nov-2011 21:05 Send private message

ojala: The internet connection will have a speed of 120 gigabits per second. This is almost certainly the first time such a fast connection has been set up over a distance of over 300 km (between Jönköping and Stockholm).

Not even close.

ojala: The fast connection is made possible by several new technologies from Cisco and Telia. Telia is behind the fiber network while Cisco contributes to the hardware, including two CRS-3 routers that are the most powerful router with a transmission capacity of 322 out of bits per second.

Giggle.



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  Reply # 550113 25-Nov-2011 21:27 Send private message

PenultimateHop:
ojala: The internet connection will have a speed of 120 gigabits per second. This is almost certainly the first time such a fast connection has been set up over a distance of over 300 km (between Jönköping and Stockholm).

Not even close.

ojala: The fast connection is made possible by several new technologies from Cisco and Telia. Telia is behind the fiber network while Cisco contributes to the hardware, including two CRS-3 routers that are the most powerful router with a transmission capacity of 322 out of bits per second.

Giggle.


Technical meets marketing.. :)   They probably consider it a world record as a internet connection local loop, the same way Peter Löthberg did 40 Gbit/s to his mother a few years ago.  Jönköping is just a small city of 100.000 people in the middle of Sweden, so they local loop is 300 km to Stockholm where it's closer to Telia's infrastructure as well as Netnod's  Stockholm internet exchange (peaks at 230-240 Gbit/s during the day).

The swedish version has correctly 322 Tbit/s for the CSR-3's capacity.
 

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  Reply # 550122 25-Nov-2011 22:47 Send private message

ojala: Technical meets marketing.. :)   They probably consider it a world record as a internet connection local loop, the same way Peter Löthberg did 40 Gbit/s to his mother a few years ago.  Jönköping is just a small city of 100.000 people in the middle of Sweden, so they local loop is 300 km to Stockholm where it's closer to Telia's infrastructure as well as Netnod's  Stockholm internet exchange (peaks at 230-240 Gbit/s during the day).

The swedish version has correctly 322 Tbit/s for the CSR-3's capacity.
 

Probably, but the "world first" 120Gbps for a 300Km circuit is not true[1]. Point me to a CRS-3 that can deliver 322T and I'll happily eat my hat...

Peter is good at making things sound interesting, I'll give him that. :)


[1] Most major tier 1s are running Nx40G or even Nx100G links these days, and many well over 300km distances...  Maybe not as access circuits, although there are many major content providers who would exceed 120G in access circuits.



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  Reply # 550151 26-Nov-2011 03:32 Send private message

PenultimateHop: Point me to a CRS-3 that can deliver 322T and I'll happily eat my hat...


Cisco marketing :)

[1] Most major tier 1s are running Nx40G or even Nx100G links these days, and many well over 300km distances...  Maybe not as access circuits, although there are many major content providers who would exceed 120G in access circuits.


Yep, they do.  Telia is one of those tier 1's, or TeliaSonera International Carrier to be more precise.

But anyway, pretty nice for the LAN party folks and great PR.  I also believe that these type of efforts keep people interested and people motivated to try do better things for networking.  It's not only about money or population when some countries do things at the forefront, and some don't.

Here in Helsinki the bi-annual Assembly LAN party ("computer festival") has a 10G connection during the event.  The network for the event used to be a bigger deal but nowadays it's just business as usual, cisco and local ISP are sponsors but that's about the publicity they do.


Not sure apart from marketing what is gained from e.g. the Swedish 120G connection.  Perhaps the carrier will learn a bit what happens when they add 20-30-xx G of traffic to their network.  Perhaps it won't make a big difference, the country has almost one million households already connected to the interweb with fiber, several LTE networks up and running, and the country hosts one of the major IX's in Europe.  For less than 200 NZD a month the folks there, if lucky, can get a 1000/100 interweb to home.


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