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Bandwidth Use Sets Record During ACC Tournament


All it took was a great tournament game to push the campus network to new heights when UNC-Chapel Hill bandwidth spiked in March 2016, thanks to the ACC tournament. During the quarterfinal game in which Carolina overtook Pittsburgh, the University’s inbound bandwidth utilization peaked at 12.08 Gbps. The previous three ACC tourneys tallied 3.67, 2.63 and 3.53 Gbps, respectively.

What made the 2016 numbers so much larger? Unlike most years, when the tournament takes place while students are on spring break, students were on campus and tuned in to watch their Tar Heels capture the win!

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The previous all-time peak for any occasion was 10.71 Gbps, reached during a Research Computing transfer.

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