BGI Demonstrates Efficacy of 10 Gigabit Network Connection to Speed Genomic Data Exchange | GenomeWeb

BGI has used a new internet link to transfer genomic data from China to the US at a sustained rate of almost 10 gigabits per second.

BGI said that it used the 10 gigabit network connection — which is supported with software provided by Aspera — to transfer 24 gigabytes of genomic data from Beijing to the University of California, Davis, in less than 30 seconds. A file of the same size sent over the public internet a few days prior took more than 26 hours.

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