A new aggregate queue length algorithm for network bottlenecks
The persistent and growing problem of bufferbloat is getting serious relief from a new active queue management tool known as a Controlled Delay – a tool that, thanks to heroic efforts, is now ready for Linux.
The controlled delay management (CoDel) aggregate queue length (AQL) algorithm is the brainchild of Kathleen Nichols and Van Jacobson, who have been working on creating a workable active queue management (AQM) solution for modern broadband-rich networks for 14 years, according to Bell Labs programmer Jim Gettys (one of the creators of X Window), who has been vocal on the problem of bufferbloat that now plagues systems.
Gettys has written quite a bit about bufferbloat and has gotten a lot of people worked up about the continued health of the Internet. But if you’ve missed the discussion, here’s a quick review
Buy this article as a PDF
Vendor D-Wave scores big with a sale to NASA's Quantum Intelligence Lab.
Many package updates and Steam integration highlight the latest from the Mandriva-based community Linux.
Richard Stallman calls for the W3C to remain independent of vendor interests.
The new release supports nine architectures, 73 human languages, and zero non-Free components.
Fedora developers release the first alpha version of Fedora 19, known as Schrödinger’s Cat, for general testing. The final release is expected in July 2013.
ack is a grep-like, command-line tool that has been optimized for programmers to search large trees of source code.
New features in SUSE Studio 1.3 include enhanced cloud integration, VM platform support, and lifecycle management.
The Linux Foundation recently announced that the Xen Project is becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.
Open source version of LiveCode is now available for developing apps, games, and utilities for all major platforms.
OpenDaylight is an open source software-defined networking project committed to furthering adoption of SDN and accelerating innovation in a vendor-neutral and open environment.