The network of fastest internet in the world is located in the United States, in the Department of Energy (DOE), ESnet (Energy Science Network) and now uses ESnet6, with a staggering 46 Terabits per second (Tbps) bandwidth.
“ESnet6 represents a transformational change in the way networks are built for research, with improved capacity, resiliency and flexibility,” ESnet CEO Inder Monga said in a statement. Press release. “Together, these new capabilities make it faster, easier and more efficient for scientists around the world to conduct and collaborate on groundbreaking research.”
ESnet6 can transfer data between 400 Gbps and 1 Tbps and is made up of 15,000 miles (24,000 km) of fiber optic cables spanning the entire country, enabling network backbone links that can transfer data between 400 Gigabits per second (Gbps) and 1 Tbps for record time transfers. Although it set the record for the fastest internet network in the world, it is not a record data transmission speed. An experimental setup in Japan, which reached a speed of 1 Petabit per second (PBPs), which is 1,000 Tbps, has bagged the honor for the same thing.
“With ESnet6, DOE researchers are equipped with the most sophisticated technology to help address the big challenges we face today in areas like climate science, clean energy, semiconductor production, microelectronics, discovery of quantum information science and more,” said Barbara Helland, Associate Director of the Advanced Scientific Computing Research program in the DOE Office of Science.