Intel's Light Peak Optical Cable Technology Has 100Gb/s Potential

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jelenko

What is the benefit of having a cable that is able to transfer data at orders of magnitude faster that the devices at either end of the cable can serve/send the data?

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COMMANDER_COOK

I can see this being used in servers.

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457R4L

Transoptics here we come

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bikerbub

if intel can manage the price on this, and ssd prices go down, i would be onboard in a heartbeat. the only problem is, that its new technology, so its bound to be unearthly expensive, just like pci-e ssds.

other than that, it looks awesome. might be a little overkill for now, but it sparks a chain of events, i.e.: fast cables = faster harddrives = faster mobo = happy consumer :D

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Yusonice

Sata cant even write the information that fast currently! so whats the point of super fast way to transfer stuff?

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Ryan Whitwam

Yeah, well maybe you just replace SATA with Light Peak linked SSDs. The speed might melt your face.

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mattman059

Salesperson: " With speeds this fast, it could melt your face!"
Consumer: " I want to have my face melted! :D "

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PDX-1337

Whoa

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010000100110010...

Nice... though this technology is still in development, it looks promising.

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rodjav305

Amazing

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