Nasa internet speed - 91GBPS

What is the Nasa internet is Heavy circulation in Social Media that speed is 91GBPS so what is truth ?

If you have been on the internet, you must have definitely seen this photo where a claim is made that NASA Internet speed is 91 Gbps. Let’s see what it is.

Also A post has been in heavy circulation on social media that nasa internet speed is 91gbps, and it making people to fee bad about thier relatively slow internet speed,Like many people, you might also have believed this to be true. Though as strange as it may sound, This is not completely false. There is some truth to this claim but ultimately this isn’t right.The Internet speed at NASA is not 91 gigabits per second.

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As I already said. This claim is not completely false. The reality behind this claim is that NASA had done a test where it achieved 100 Gbps.

That speed was achieved on a specific connection between SC13 in Denver and the NASA Goddard facility in Maryland during an experiment
The experiment utilized the ESnet,which allow site to site file transfer at upto 100 gbps,for two site connected via ESnet.

WHEN GOOGLE CHIEF financial officer Patrick Pichette said the tech giant might bring 10 gigabits per second internet connections to American homes, it seemed like science fiction. That's about 1,000 times faster than today's home connections. But for NASA, it's downright slow.

The space agency nasa uses a shadow network called ESnet, short for Energy Science Network, a set of private pipes that has demonstrated cross-country data transfers of 91 gigabits per second–the fastest of its type ever reported.

NASA isn't going bring these speeds to homes, but it is using this super-fast networking technology to explore the next wave of computing applications. ESnet, which is run by the U.S. Department of Energy, is an important tool for researchers who deal in massive amounts of data generated by projects such as the Large Hadron Collider and the Human Genome Project. 

Rather sending hard disks back and forth through the mail, they can trade data via the ultra-fast network. "Our vision for the world is that scientific discovery shouldn't be constrained by geography," says ESnet director Gregory Bell.

Experiment For The Future 

Meanwhile, the network is advancing the state of the art in other ways. Researchers have used it to explore virtual network circuits called "OSCARS," which can be used to create complex networks without complex hardware changes. And they're working on what are known as network "DMZs," which can achieve unusually fast speeds by handling security without traditional network firewalls.

These solutions are designed specifically for networks in which a small number of very large transfers take place–as opposed to the commercial internet where lots of small transfers take place. But there's still plenty for commercial internet companies to learn from ESnet. Telecommunications company XO Communications already has a 100 gigabit backbone, and we can expect more companies to follow suit.