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My contact email: [email protected]


My Skills, Expertise and Experience:

  • Datacom, R&D, and product architecture/development/research
  • Systems Software, Linux Kernel Network Stack (Network sub-system, drivers: bridge, vlan, vxlan, tun/tap, veth, etc) and user-space networking
  • work closely with CEOs/CTOs/product-architects and assist in complete product life cycle, strategy and so on
  • more than a decade of experience in WAN Optimization, Deep-space and Satellite Network technologies
  • SDN and Cloud Orchestration, Hypervisor tuning and optimization
  • Networking Hardware, OpenWRT customization and ecosystem (EDGE)
  • Founded TrafficSqueezer (in the year 2006) an open-source WAN Optimization network stack.
    * TOFFEE (or The TOFFEE Project research) is a fork of TrafficSqueezer. For more details: Why TOFFEE is forked from TrafficSqueezer
  • Founded The Linux Channel an Youtube Linux channel for advance Linux users, systems and network software programmers and tech enthusiasts.
  • Besides things I am interested and currently engaged on:
    * spiritualism
    * sustainable living
    * researching green technologies, going off-grid, micro-power generation for powering Wireless nodes and satellite/deep-space communication
    * art and music


Some of the companies worked/served in the past:

  • Cavium, Inc. - semiconductor company based in San Jose, California specializing in ARM-based and MIPS-based network, video and security processors and SoCs.
  • MontaVista Software - acquired by Cavium, Inc. leader in embedded Linux commercialization, develops embedded Linux system software, development tools, and related software.
  • Doublefish Solutions - an IT enabled services and research firm
  • Akamai Technologies, Inc. - world's leading content delivery network (CDN) services provider for media and software delivery, and cloud security solutions.
  • TATA ELXSI - an Indian design company and a part of the Tata Group. It provides design and technology services for product engineering and solutions across industries including broadcast, communications, and automotive.
    • Pace plc - a British company who developed set-top boxes, advanced residential gateways, software and services for the pay-TV and broadband services industry. Pace's customers included cable, telco, satellite and IPTV operators. Pace is now a part of ARRIS. ARRIS International plc.
    • Accton Technology Corporation - a company in Taiwan that principally engages in the research, development, manufacture and distribution of Ethernet switches, wireless local area network (WLAN) products and Internet access products.
    • Bivio Networks, Inc. - Award-winning, high-performance Cyber Security Application Platforms for superior network intelligence and cyber defense.
    • World Wide Packets, Inc. - a carrier Ethernet company (in 2008 acquired by Ciena Corporation)
  • Comodo Group, Inc - leading SSL Provider offers Free Antivirus, Internet Security, Firewall, Endpoint Security and other PC Security software for Windows & all OS.


Kiran Swapnil (Student) meet at Chennai Karachi Cafe 2022 Kiran with Dr Shiju Sathyadevan Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Kiran Kankipati OSIDays 2015 Bangalore India Kiran Kankipati author TOFFEE
Kiran Kankipati OSIDays Award Kiran Kankipati Tux Addict
Kiran Kankipati US Grand Canyon Sedona Trip Kiran Kankipati US Grand Canyon Sedona Trip - Native American Flute



Co-author/Editor: Sarees are my passion - an exclusive women's ethnic Indian fashion wear journal
Sarees are my passion - contemporary

💎 TOFFEE-MOCHA new bootable ISO: Download
💎 TOFFEE Data-Center Big picture and Overview: Download PDF


推荐主题:

Multi-dimensional (Multi-universe) Internet Technology - A Proposal ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Currently what we have is a single homogeneous (sort of) WWW Internet. Which we can consider as a single-dimensional network. What I propose is that we can create complete independent multiple Internets with each Internet having its own IP-address space, Domain namespace and an authority to manage Domain names. And these networks/Internets can be entirely IPv4 only based or IPv6 only based.

TOFFEE (and TOFFEE-DataCenter) deployment in Large Infrastructure and or ISP Networks ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Large Infrastructure or ISP setup: In case if you are an ISP and interested in deploying a large customer WAN Optimized network or an add-on enhanced (WAN Optimized) network for select few customers, then you can deploy something as shown below. Although this case is not meant for hobby/DIY users. This is a feasible solution for high-end professional application and the same can be deployed.

Off-Grid Solar Power System for Raspberry Pi ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
When you choose to use your Raspberry Pi device as your IoT based remote weather station or if you are building Linux kernel (like kernel compilation) within the same, you need a good uninterrupted power source (UPS). But if you are using it on site or in some research camping location you can choose to power your Raspberry Pi device with your custom off-grid solar power source.

TOFFEE Benchmarks :: TOFFEE-1.1.28 ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Here is the TOFFEE WAN Optimization benchmarks of the TOFFEE version: TOFFEE-1.1.28. This is the current TOFFEE development version till date (2-Jul-2016). This is a HPC TOFFEE variant meant for high-end custom build servers and high-end desktops (i.e High Performance Computing a.k.a HPC). TOFFEE built this way often needs customized kernel compilation and build such as processor specific and hardware specific tune-ups since it is highly CPU intensive (if not offloaded via Hardware Accelerator Cards).

Internet optimization through TOFFEE-DataCenter WAN Optimization Demo ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

TOFFEE-Butterscotch Bandwidth saver software development - Update: 17-Nov-2016 ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Here is my second software development update of TOFFEE-Butterscotch. In the previous update (28-Oct-2016) I discussed about the Alerts, etc. Whereas in my first TOFFEE-Butterscotch news update I have introduced about TOFFEE-Butterscotch research, project specifications, use-cases, etc.

在YouTube上观看 - [485//1] VLOG - TOFFEE-Mocha-1.0.14-1-rpi2 - Raspberry Pi WAN Emulator release - 24-jun-2016 ↗


TOFFEE with Hardware Compression and Decompression Accelerator Cards ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
You can build a basic TOFFEE WAN Optimization hardware completely in software layer (i.e its networking data-plane and control-plane). And if you are a product manufacturer you can make commercial WAN Optimization products with TOFFEE with software layer alone. And if you choose to improve its performance, you can use any third-party PCIe Compression Accelerator cards.

Detect and Monitor Failing Harddrive in Linux - My Seagate 500GB HDD Died ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
My 500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM hard-drive suddenly started making mild clicking noise. I found this happening since morning. I was suspicious that something wrong in this drive and when I opened the Linux Disks app, I can find the cause of this issue. The disk is increasingly getting read errors. Besides I can see various other parameters such as Power-On Hours, Temperature, Head flying hours, etc.

TCP Tune-up and Performance Analysis Graphs - Congestion Control - Research - Dos and Don'ts ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

TOFFEE (and TOFFEE-DataCenter) deployment in SD-WAN Applications ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) is a new innovative way to provide optimal application performance by redefining branch office networking. Unlike traditional expensive private WAN connection technologies such as MPLS, etc., SD-WAN delivers increased network performance and cost reduction. SD-WAN solution decouple network software services from the underlying hardware via software abstraction.



Featured Educational Video:
在YouTube上观看 - [167//1] 0x1a6 Balancing Work and Personal Life in IT (Tech) Industry | The Linux Channel ↗

TOFFEE-Mocha WAN Emulation software development - Update: 20-Oct-2016 ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
I was doing some specific tests in my TOFFEE and TOFFEE-DataCenter (WAN optimization) scenarios such as variable upload and download speeds. And I was also doing some experiments with speedtest.net and I did some of these tests with TOFFEE-Mocha. I realized there is a case that I can introduce asymmetric constant delays so that you can get different download speed and a different upload speed. And in some cases much faster download speeds and relatively slower upload speeds.

iPerf Network Optimization - WAN Optimization Demo ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

A study on Deep Space Networks (DSN) ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
When you are dealing Deep Space Networks (DSN) one among the most challenging parts is the Interplanetary distances and communicating data across such vast distances. This is where we are not dealing with common Internet type traffic such as HTTP/FTP/VoIP/etc but it is completely different when it comes to DSN so far. So optimizing data in DSN becomes mandatory. For example if you think one of the Mars Rovers, they have used LZO lossless compression.

TOFFEE-DataCenter a TOFFEE variant for Data Center applications ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021




Network Latency in WAN Networks and performance optimization ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Here is my video article on Network Latency in WAN Networks (such as long distance Satellite links, etc) and how you can optimize the same to achieve better network performance.



Research :: Optimization of network data (WAN Optimization) at various levels:
Network File level network data WAN Optimization


Learn Linux Systems Software and Kernel Programming:
Linux, Kernel, Networking and Systems-Software online classes [CDN]


Hardware Compression and Decompression Accelerator Cards:
TOFFEE Architecture with Compression and Decompression Accelerator Card


TOFFEE-DataCenter on a Dell Server - Intel Xeon E5645 CPU:
TOFFEE-DataCenter screenshots on a Dual CPU - Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5645 @ 2.40GHz - Dell Server