Yesterday, the 30th Chaos Communication Congress (30C3) has started in Hamburg Germany and here are some interesting links to peek into the event:
A couple of weeks ago I had a post on the 100 Gbit/s link the congress had to the outside world for participants to stay connected during the event. Here's a link to a page that shows some live stats on bandwidth utilization, amount of data transferred, number of Wi-Fi clients, on-site GSM use and more. When I looked in the evening of the first day, bandwidth utilization was around 12% in the uplink and 6% in the downlink. In other words more data got sent out of the congress than in. The percentages might seem low but 12% means a data rate of 12 gigabits per second… Another staggering number is the 4000 Wi-Fi clients using the system.
For those who can't be there in person here's the schedule and a link to a fast proxy of the raw video streamdumps of the sessions for quick downloads right after the talks are over. Live video and audio streams are also available as well as cut and edited versions of each session. Google will help you for those links.