Slow internet speeds bumming you out? Well, you’re in luck, because Lawrence Berkeley Lab and Internet2 just decided to create one of the world’s fastest networks and therefore solve your First World dilemma.

But before you can go fast, you must first be patient, grasshopper; this project, also known as the Advanced Networking Initiative (ANI), has invested $62 million towards creating “one of the world’s fastest scientific networks,” which is presumably reserved for scientific researchers who need to share data sets and whatnot.

So why create the network for scientists first? According to the director of the Berkeley Lab, Paul Alivisatos, scientific researchers need the quick network to help them “work with the increasingly complex data flows associated with tackling our nation’s most urgent challenges and leading the world in collaborative, discover-class research.”

You know, that sounds lovely, Paul, but try to let us know when we can get in on that sweet network of yours. We’ve got important stuff to do, too, like browse our Facebook Google+ accounts.

Image Source: jko contreras under Creative Commons
Berkeley Lab lays foundation for 100 GBps prototype network
[R&D Mag]


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