The fastest network in the world would take less than 0.2 seconds to transfer your entire disk

The US Department of Energy operates the world's fastest ESnet internet connection.

ESnet connects all the major laboratories in the US and is mainly used for data transfer.

It was recently updated to ESnet6 and is now even faster.

The upgrade is currently available only for research by scientists.

After the upgrade, ESnet achieved a staggering 46 terabits per second (Tbps) throughput .

This means that it is 46,000 times faster than the fastest available for consumers (10 Gb / s).

Interestingly, although it is by far the fastest network in the world,

But, It did not achieve a record speed of one-time data transmission.

This title belongs to the Japanese who managed to achieve 1 petabit per second, i.e. 1024 Tb / s.