Fujitsu unveils new data transfer protocol
Fujitsu says it has developed a new data transfer protocol that is 30 times faster than the commonly used TCP protocol. The proprietary protocol is based on UDP, but adds the ability to distinguish between packets that are dropped or simply haven't arrived at the destination. Integrated control technology also measures UDP transmissions in real time to ensure that they don't overwhelm standard TCP data packets.
According to Fujitsu, the new technology is expected to speed up the performance of web browsing and file download speeds in mobile communications environments when connectivity is spotty, as well as improve data transfer speeds between data centers.
In addition, it can also be used to improve the usability of virtual desktops when accessed over a low-quality communications environment.
A simulated file transfer conducted between Japan and the United States shows that the new protocol reduced packet delivery latency, and improved file transfer speeds by 30 percent.
Implementing the solution requires nothing more than a simple software installation, though additional details of how it works were not divulged. Fujitsu has said that it intends to commercialize the technology within this fiscal year as a middleware product. You can read the original press release here.
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