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LinuxMall.com: Cisco Fuels TCP Tweaking With Linux

Jun 19, 2000, 16:50 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Greta Durr)

[ Thanks to Greta Durr/LinuxNews.com for this link. ]

"Researchers at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center are embarking on a Linux odyssey funded by networking deity Cisco Systems."

"According to the center, Cisco has so far donated $100,000 to the project, dubbed Web100, which aims to facilitate network transmission rates of 100 Mb per second. "The gift provides initial funding for research into software that can `tune' computer operating systems (OSs) to fully exploit available network bandwidth," said Richard Fulton of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center."

"Researchers will initially work with the Linux OS, but plan to assist all OS vendors with incorporating their improvements," Fulton explained."

"Areas of the research will focus on maximizing the capabilities of current Internet protocols. "Connections across networks are managed by Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) software and research has shown that, in many cases, OSs are configured in ways that can inhibit optimum TCP performance."

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