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22/01/01
Datagrid Out to Usurp the Internet
- UK scientists claim 'watershed' technology heralds another communications revolution

A NEW style computer network, developed by British scientists, will feature data processing speeds far in excess of the internet, its backers claimed today.

"This will be a watershed in information technology," said Professor Ian Halliday of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council. "The Datagrid will harness power well beyond current levels. It will revolutionise scientific research, e-commerce and our society."

Details are sketchy as to the exact nature of Datagrid, also known as Supernet, but Halliday and his team plan to test their bold claims by sending huge amounts of scientific information to 1,000 researchers in 50 countries at the same time in the near future. "Just like the world wide web, which was invented by a British particle physicist, UK scientists are right at the heart of this technology," Halliday said.




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