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New Linux kernel borrows Google packet speeding tech

Aug 03, 2010, 10:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joab Jackson)

"Harnessing a pair of protocols developed by Google, the newly released version of Linux kernel should be able to speed network traffic throughput considerably.

"The technique is one of a number of new features that come with the latest update of the open source operating system kernel, Linux version 2.6.35, which Linus Torvalds released on Sunday.

"In addition the usual round of bug fixes and optimizations, the new version has a number of new features to make it more usable in today's bustling multicore, networked environments."

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