A single chip has managed to transfer all Internet traffic in a single second

A single chip has managed to transfer more than one petabit per second thanks to a team of scientists from universities in Denmark, Sweden and Japan. That’s more than a million gigabits of data per second over a fiber optic cable, or basically all the traffic on Internet.

Researchers-AA Jørgensen, D. Kong, LK Oxenløwe and their team successfully demonstrated 1.84 petabit data transmission over a 7.9 km fiber cable using a single chip. It is not as fast as other alternatives with larger and bulkier systems, which have reached up to 10.66 petabits, but the key here is scale: the proposed system is very compact.