FAST protocol Pushing the Speed Limit: For Researchers, the Internet Just Got Faster
“Unlike the single path TCP protocol, FAST uses 10 parallel routes for its delivery, allowing researchers to send massive amounts of data while still keeping the size of each information packet down to current standards. During a data transfer, FAST monitors network congestion and rapidly adjusts the amount of information being sent to ensure a prompt delivery. … In comparison tests using only one pathway to send data from the Sunnyvale facility to CERN, a distance of about 6,236 miles (10,037 kilometers), FAST was still more than three times as efficient as the standard TCP method.”

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