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LWN: Web-100: Getting that 100%

Sep 29, 1999, 17:42 (2 Talkback[s])
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"A new initiative under funding consideration by the U.S. National Science Foundation has the potential to greatly increase real effective bandwidth users get out of the Internet - and the work will be done using Linux. The benefits would be many: better network usage, Linux at the forefront of Internet research, and perhaps even federal funding paying for Linux kernel hackers to improve the system."

"The National Science Foundation has spent more than $50 million dollars on the networking infrastructure to make gigabit networking available to scientists throughout the United States to facilitate their research. Unfortunately, as many of the rest of you may have discovered, having a fast and large bandwidth network connection doesn't mean that any one transfer will actually get 100% of that bandwidth. In fact, transfer rates generally run 10% or less of a really large pipe, even when the pipe is essentially unused."

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