New BitTorrent Application Will Increase BandwidthAdded: Friday, March 4th, 2011
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Since BitTorrent is a great instrument for sharing large files on the Internet, it is used by millions of people on a daily basis. However, in developing countries the usage of BitTorrent networks falls far behind, just because the transfer speeds are quite low. Now, thanks to a new application funded by the US State Department, this will change.
Last week a new BitTorrent application hit the web, wisely named BitMate. The software was developed by a group of researchers from a number of well-known institutions collaborating in order to improve the BitTorrent experience in developing countries.
The new client was designed to improve the download speeds of peers on low-bandwidth connection in order to make BitTorrent more attractive in those places where Internet users might need it the most. The researchers claim they managed to make a big difference after having spent almost two years for experiments with different tweaks in BitTorrent. In a new client they used both real-world and synthetic swarms. As a result, during the tests it turned out that the download speeds on low bandwidth connections are now able to receive up to a 70% boost if using BitMate. Meanwhile, upload will improve by up to 10 times.
In other words, the Vuze-based BitMate is able to almost double the download performance, while performing just like the traditional client for common high-bandwidth peers. The best is that other peers won’t feel the negative impact of those improvements.
In addition, new application is able to achieve more by prioritizing connections to a number of other slow peers. In can also work over minimizing cross-ISP traffic, as well as avoiding redundant downloads. When combined with some other optimizations, the new application can really boost downloads on slow connections.
In short words, instead of unchoking high-bandwidth peers, the client do that with the peers having a similar low-bandwidth, thus spending its scarce upload bandwidth on those peers that will most likely reciprocate. This undoubtedly makes it a win-win situation for all BitTorrent users, at the same time funded by (surprise, surprise) the US State Department.
Fresh version of BitMate was released a few days ago and now can be downloaded for free. Despite the fact the project was initially aimed at developing countries, there are lots of people in all parts of the globe having slow connection who can benefit from the client.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article
March 4th,2011Posted by:
Friday, March 4th, 2011
|LOL, does the MPAA know the US State Department is doing this!|
|posted by (2011-03-04 18:29:02)|
|i dont trust it its probably a way for the U.S. to track down pirates|
|Explain to me when your download bandwidth is at a fix limit; how is this junk ware going to increase it? It defies the laws of physics; but who knows. Politicians have been cramming ten pounds of crap in a five pound bag for years...|
|posted by (2011-03-07 16:39:02)|
|Anything Government issued...especially downloadable to your PC seems very suspicious! I don't trust this as far as I can throw a 200lb dumbbell!!! Be wary my friends...It's a trap!|
|Aye exactly a trap to track down people.||
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