[BitTorrent] Re: Bittorrent in a gaming cafe

uptime_steve uptime_steve at yahoo.com.au
Mon Dec 27 23:10:36 EST 2004

--- In BitTorrent at yahoogroups.com, Greg Knaddison
<greg.knaddison at g...> wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Dec 2004 06:51:03 -0000, uptime_steve
> <uptime_steve at y...> wrote:
> > Secondly, it seems the download rate of the files diminish quite
> > rapidly.  we're using a 100mbit network, and get transfer speeds
> > (using normal windows copy) of about 7meg / sec.  using bittorrent to
> > copy a file (just 1 seed and no other peers) started off at a healthy
> > 7meg a second, but as the file went on, the speed slowly went down and
> > down.  w hat took 7 minutes using windows copy ultimately took half an
> > hour using bittorrent.  it scaled well though, obviously, taking about
> > 35mins to 5 machines at once.  this is for a file a little over 1gb in
> > size.  
> Are you comparing apples to apples here?  That is, it sounds like you
> compared the speed of windows shares using just one client getting the
> file from the server to the speed of bittorrent copying it to 5
> clients.  Perhaps bittorrent seems slower on one machine but is faster
> for the whole lab?
> Greg

yeah.  it took 7 minutes doing a windows copy.  half an hour doing a
single-seed copy in bittorrent, and about 35 minutes doing 5 machines

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