I called it the "breath of the Internet" as a kind of more philosophical aspect then technical. Like every living being who breath, they'll have a pulse in their venous to transport blood cells in body. Under same illumination the Internet works too. Every TCP/IP package (or blood cell in human body) have to be transported through Internet cables (venous) before it reaches human brain muscles. The Internet needs more power and energy than any other human creation ever. The idea of a pulse simulation for the biggest, cross-linked machine in world was born.
|"Ping the Globe" - Browser based 3d realtime internet traffic simulation|
Partitioned into 3 realtime data parts, the left side executes a ping serial of continent IP addresses and display Send packages (32 bytes), received and lost packages as well as max. and min. response times for each ping.
The big index value on right side of each continent shows you a calculated number between 1-100 (1 stand for highest and best performance - 100 for worst). Integrated components are average lost packages and average response time in milliseconds (ms).
Diagram on top right screen position shows you the latest 100 ping response times. This chart represents the pulse diagram of the Internet. On bottom right i've included a 3D simulation from chrome globe experiments. Based on a simple JSON data format, globe data gets updated after each ping, highlighted by small white flashes on globe.
Please note, the ping host is Europe (Germany) and we don't have the infrastructure to perform a parallel ping from pinged continents too. This provids a much more accurate value for index calculations. Further, our currently likewise improved IT infrastructure allows us currently not to publish the simulation on a webpage (technical and security reasons). At the moment simulation runs on localhost via Apache to execute pings commands. If you're interested into, we're looking for partners (Data, Webserver) to push the experiment and become a better accaptance in public for Web-3D technologies.
In the upcoming weeks, we're going to include more and more backbone and server IP's from all continents. Thanks to, Google's Chrome Experiments for the Globe, Flotr2 and mrdoob.
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