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Need to get a lot of data - and I mean a lot of data - around your system? Look no further than this new chip from IBM: a part capable of shifting one trillion bits every second. It's only a prototype, of course, but the part Big Blue marketing bods are calling the Holey Optochip can, claim the companies' spin merchants, …

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"transfer 30,000 HD movies a minute "

And then have the movie industry demand that you personally check each one to make certain it's not violating their copyright.

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Holey Optochip Batman

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90nm?

90nm, what is this 2004? Yes I know this is a specialty chip. Guess it still beats the days when circuit size was measured in microns.

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Full Cycle

I always thought it was a little odd that IBM abandoned its 8 parallel copper data channels (the Bus and Tag cables, each 2+ cm in diameter) for a single fiber channel even though the fiber was superior in every way. So they are finally coming back to parallel throughput at fiber speeds. I wonder if slew varience is still a problem.

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Will it fit in my iPad !3

so I can spellcheck the hell out of some Word documents through OnLive's Windows Dig Dug technology.

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"transfer 30,000 HD movies a minute"

Right, time to seriously upgrade my storage solution then....... anyone got a couple of million they can lend me?

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