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#Actualsamoth

Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:07 PM

Apart from bandwidth at the home user node, network latency is the single biggest limiting factor to anything "realtime". And unluckily, latency does not much depend on technological advance (it does, though barely so) but is a given physical property.

Latency comes from several sources:
a) the actual time it takes for a complete network packet to go through an user's modem (i.e. it's correlated to bandwidth) and the time to reassemble it and push it onwards
b) the speed of light
c) delay in routers

We cannot influence b) to our favour, and in fact, in modern networks it is actually slower (since these are fiber optic networks, and the speed of light is lower in fiber optics, plus the light does not travel in a straight path but zigzag).

#5samoth

Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:06 PM

Apart from bandwidth at the home user node, network latency is the single biggest limiting factor to anything "realtime". And unluckily, latency does not much depend on technological advance (it does, though barely so) but is a given physical property.

Latency comes from several sources:
a) the actual time it takes for a packet to go through an user's modem (i.e. it's correlated to bandwidth)
b) the speed of light
c) delay in routers

We cannot influence b) to our favour, and in fact, in modern networks it is actually slower (since these are fiber optic networks, and the speed of light is lower in fiber optics, plus the light does not travel in a straight path but zigzag).

#4samoth

Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:06 PM

Apart from bandwidth at the home user node, network latency is the single biggest limiting factor to anything "realtime". And unluckily, latency does not much depend on technological advance (it does, though barely so) but is a given physical property.

Latency comes from several sources:
a) the actual time it takes for a packet to go through an user's modem (i.e. it's correlated to bandwidth)
b) the speed of light
c) delay in routers

We cannot influence b) to our favour, and in fact, in modern networks it is actually slower (since these are fiber optic networks, and the speed of light is lower in fiber optics, plus the light does not travel in a straight path but zigzag).

#3samoth

Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:05 PM

Apart from bandwidth at the home user node, network latency is the single biggest limiting factor to anything "realtime". And unluckily, latency does not much depend on technological advance (it does, though barely so) but is a given physical property.

Latency comes from several sources:
a) the actual time it takes for a packet to go through an user's modem (i.e. it's correlated to bandwidth)
b) the speed of light
c) delay in routers

We cannot influence b) to our favour, and in fact, in modern networks it is actually slower (since these are fiber optic networks, and the speed of light is lower in fiber optics, plus the light does not travel in a straight path but zigzag).

#2samoth

Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:05 PM

Apart from bandwidth at the home user node, network latency is the single biggest limiting factor to anything "realtime". And unluckily, latency does not much depend on technological advance (it does, though barely so) but is a given physical property.

Latency comes from several sources:
a) the actual time it takes for a packet to go through an user's modem (i.e. it's correlated to bandwidth)
b) the speed of light
c) delay in routers

We cannot influence b) to our favour, and in fact, in modern networks it is actually slower (since these are fiber optic networks, and the speed of light is lower in fiber optics, plus the light does not travel in a straight path but zigzag).

#1samoth

Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:03 PM

Apart from bandwidth at the home user node, network latency is the single biggest limiting factor to anything "realtime". And unluckily, latency does not much depend on technological advance (it does, though barely so) but is a given physical property.

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