Friday, September 23, 2005

µTorrent - small and smart

µTorrent is an efficient and feature rich BitTorrent client for Windows sporting a very small footprint. It was designed to use as little cpu, memory and space as possible while offering all the functionality expected from advanced clients.

* Multiple simultaneous downloads
* Smart bandwidth usage
* File level priorities
* Configurable bandwidth scheduling
* Global and per-torrent speed limiting
* Quickly resumes interrupted transfers
* UPnP support (WinXP only)
* Supports popular protocol extensions
* Typical memory usage less than 4 MB
* Incredibly small: 82 KB

Pls check it out...


Quick Review on BitTorrent:

BitTorrent gives you the same freedom to publish previously enjoyed by only a select few with special equipment and lots of money.

You have something terrific to publish -- a large music or video file, software, a game or anything else that many people would like to have. But the more popular your file becomes, the more you are punished by soaring bandwidth costs. If your file becomes phenomenally successful and a flash crowd of hundreds or thousands try to get it at once, your server simply crashes and no one gets it.

The key to scaleable and robust distribution is cooperation. With BitTorrent, those who get your file tap into their upload capacity to give the file to others at the same time. Those that provide the most to others get the best treatment in return.

BitTorrent is generally claimed to distribute bandwidth so that users download at a speed proportional to the speed they upload. With BitTorrent, high demand can actually speed throughput as more bandwidth and additional “seeds” of the completed file become available to the group. Cohen claims that for very popular files, BitTorrent can support about a thousand times as many downloads as HTTP.

BitTorrent greatly reduces the load on the server, because the users generally download the file from each other, not the server. As the colored bars below each client show, the file is downloaded in random order, instead of sequential order.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

MMU -- the winner of MSC-APICTA 2005

The MSC-Asia Pacific ICT Awards (MSC-APICTA), under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Datuk Seri Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi, provides a platform to stimulate creativity, innovation and excellence in ICT in Malaysia, benchmark Malaysian ICT products and solutions, and to recognise outstanding achievements in ICT, of students, technopreneurs, SMEs and organisations with operations in Malaysia.

Winners of MSC-APICTA represent Malaysia at the international Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA), which is hosted annually in one of the APICTA Network member economies.

The highlight of the awards was the presentation by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi of the Prime Minister's Award to winner of the Best Among the Best award won by Camtech Asia IT & T Sdn Bhd.

Among the winners of the best in the industry awards were Provin (M) Sdn Bhd (Health Care), Dagang Net Technologies Sdn Bhd (e-government & services), TISS MSC Sdn Bhd (Security) Esteem Innovation Sdn Bhd (Industrial Application) and BSMART Technology Sdn Bhd (Communications Applications).

Camtech Asia IT & T Sdn Bhd (CamTech) also won the best Financial Application award.

Three institutes of higher learning also won awards, namely Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) (Education and Training Application), Universiti Malaya (UM) (Best Student-Software and Hardware) and Multimedia University (MMU) ( Best Student-Creative Multimedia).

The two schools that received the awards were Sek Men Keb Raja Ali (Best Secondary Student Project) and Sek Keb Assunta Dua (Best Primary School Student Project).