Cisco starts laying 'foundation for next-generation Internet'

As Google works to speed up our access to the Internet, Cisco is fighting a different war: improving the foundation of the Internet itself. In a statement on Tuesday, the networking-centric company announced its new CRS-3 Carrier Routing System (which is where the CRS comes from), which Cisco claims can handle "12 times the traffic capacity of the nearest competing system," and triples the power of the 92 Tbps CRS-1, its predecessor.

So just how fast is the CRS-3? According to Cisco, it can handle 322 Terabits per second, "which enables the entire printed collection of the Library of Congress to be downloaded in just over one second; every man, woman and child in China to make a video call, simultaneously; and every motion picture ever created to be streamed in less than four minutes."

That's a lot of horsepower, and it's the kind of muscle we need, according to Cisco, to lay the foundation for next-generation Internet, with an eye mostly on the increasing demands of streaming media and the like.

Read the full release from Cisco here.

Via Maximum PC