Friday, December 17, 2004

Swarming content distribution simulator

An interesting post at led me to this amazing simulation of Swarmstream, described as "next-gen" swarming technology. I had to download some sort of Java update to see this, but it is worth it. The model allows you to play around with upload/download speeds and other variables. This technology looks really interesting, because it seems to prioritize bit download patterns based on where in the content body the viewer wishes to start or move to. In that sense, it might more closely resemble streaming, thus the name...

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