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Welcome to The TOFFEE Project

The TOFFEE Project is a collection of Linux based open-source projects and its associated research.

  • TOFFEE - WAN Optimization
  • TOFFEE-DataCenter - Server and Data-Center WAN Optimization
  • TOFFEE-Mocha - WAN Emulator
  • TOFFEE-Fudge - Network Packet Generator
  • TOFFEE-Butterscotch - Save and Optimize your Internet/WAN bandwidth
  • TOFFEE-SoftServer - pre-installed and pre-customized software VMs for general, research and for production use
  • TrueBench - multi-platform hardware/CPU benchmarking
  • The Linux Channel - Linux and Open-Source research video channel
  • The FreeBSD Channel - FreeBSD and Open-Source research video channel


Why TOFFEE ?

  • you are a product-manufacturer/OEM ?
    • you want to build your own WAN Optimization product range or appliance(s) ?
    • or you want to incorporate WAN Optimization feature in your existing product range or appliance(s) ?
  • you are looking for a complete suite, research, knowledge, all essential tools, eco-system and know-how to tap into world's best WAN Optimization Network Stack and the platform ?
  • TOFFEE Data-Center Big picture and Overview: Download PDF
    • endless possibilities with million opportunities
    • ... what is your Highest Possibility ?



Understanding The TOFFEE Project - Ecosystem and the Big-picture:
Before you explore the same, here is the ecosystem of the overall The TOFFEE Project. The main objective is to achieve network optimization by various means in various situations (real-world use-cases), however, unlike other open-source projects, The TOFFEE Project is not just one project/source-code. It has a broad vision and a long term focus. It is the entire ecosystem comprising various components like research, required tools (some are self-made like TOFFEE-Mocha), study/education, and so on. On top of this robust platform, the end individual components are made such as: TOFFEE, TOFFEE-DataCenter and so on. The word The TOFFEE Project literally refers to this vision, ecosystem and the big-picture.


💎 Learn more about: TOFFEE - The Big Picture
💎 Learn more about: TOFFEE-DataCenter - The Big Picture
💎 Learn more about: TOFFEE-Mocha - The Big Picture
💎 Learn more about: TrueBench - The Big Picture
💎 Learn more about: TOFFEE-Butterscotch - The Big Picture
在YouTube上观看 - [1888//1] Deep Space Communication - Episode1 - Introduction ↗

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


推荐主题:

TOFFEE-Mocha WAN Emulation software development - Update: 1-July-2016 ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Today I got a feature request from Jonathan Withers. Jonathan is from a company called MultiWave Australia. He said he is able to get the TOFFEE-Mocha Raspberry Pi setup up and with that he is able to emulate geostationary satellite link. But he requested me is there a way to extend the constant packet delay from 40mS to 500mS. So as a part of his request I supported the same in the current ongoing development version of TOFFEE-Mocha.

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.

TOFFEE deployment topology guide ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Assume you have two sites (such as Site-A and Site-B) connected via slow/critical WAN link as shown below. You can optimize this link by saving the bandwidth as well possibly improve the speed. However, the WAN speed can be optimized only if the WAN link speeds are below that of the processing latency of your TOFFEE installed hardware. Assume your WAN link is 12Mbps, and assume the maximum WAN optimization speed/capacity of Raspberry Pi is 20Mbps, then your link will get speed optimization too. And in another case, assume your WAN link is 50Mbps, then using the Raspberry Pi as WAN Optimization device will actually increase the latency (i.e slows the WAN link). But in all the cases the bandwidth savings should be the same irrespective of the WAN link speed. In other words, if you want to cut down the WAN link costs via this WAN Optimization set up, you can always get it since it reduces the overall bandwidth in almost all the cases (including encrypted and pre-compressed data).

Introducing TrueBench - a high resolution CPU benchmarking system ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
TrueBench is an unique open-source benchmarking system in which the core system performance and efficiency parameters are measured at extreme high resolution in the order of several million/billion µ-seconds for a given specific task. TrueBench is a part of The TOFFEE Project research. With TrueBench Raspberry Pi 3, Raspberry Pi 2B, Raspberry Pi 2 and other embedded SoC devices are benchmarked and you can do a comparative analysis with standard mainstream x86 devices.

Bufferbloat in a Networking Device or an Appliance ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

First TOFFEE-Mocha Code Release ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
TOFFEE-Mocha is my dream project which I thought working on it since several years. I want to make a WAN emulation software which is straight forward and simple to use. I used tc scripts along with iptables for testing my TOFFEE (and TrafficSqueezer before TOFFEE) and I am not quite satisfied with the same. As one can understand these scripts are not meant for WAN emulation.

在YouTube上观看 - [1888//1] Deep Space Communication - Episode1 - Introduction ↗


TOFFEE-Mocha Documentation :: TOFFEE-Mocha-1.0.14-1-rpi2 - Raspberry Pi WAN Emulator ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

TOFFEE WAN Optimization software development, roadmap, live-demo - Update: 06-Nov-2016 ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Here are some of the screenshots of the new upcoming TOFFEE WAN Optimization release and live demo.

TOFFEE-DataCenter WAN Optimization software development - Update: 13-Aug-2016 ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Earlier the TOFFEE is intended to work on IoT devices, Satellite Networks, branch office/SOHO deployments. In most cases the users may deploy just one or couple of TOFFEE devices per site. But in the case of TOFFEE-DataCenter, users can scale-up deploying the same in multiple servers in a sort of distributed cluster computing scenario. Besides the core TOFFEE-DataCenter components (such as packet processing engine/framework), I need to do lot of changes in its Graphical User Interface (GUI) too to address these new requirements.

TOFFEE (and TOFFEE-DataCenter) optimized Wireless Mesh-Networks - B.A.T.M.A.N [open-mesh.org (Open Mesh)] ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
TOFFEE/TOFFEE-DataCenter can be used to optimize Ad-Hoc Mobile Wireless Mesh-Networks. To learn more about the same here are some references: B.A.T.M.A.N. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B.A.T.M.A.N. Mobile ad hoc network (MANET) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_ad_hoc_network Wireless ad hoc network (WANET) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_ad_hoc_network open-mesh.org (Open Mesh) Wiki - https://www.open-mesh.org/projects/open-mesh/wiki



Featured Educational Video:
在YouTube上观看 - [4073//1] 0x1c9 NAS OS | Expert's take on FreeNAS vs UNRAID | My two cents | Best Tips ↗

TOFFEE-Mocha WAN Emulation software development - Update: 19-July-2016 ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Today I refined the first page consolidated report graphs. TOFFEE-Mocha (unlike TOFFEE) is a WAN Emulator, so the graphs are supposed to highlight this purpose and should display the overall network activity. Unlike TOFFEE, the TOFFEE-Mocha report should contain in general what is received versus what is sent across the wire. In case if the packet drop feature is enabled, you should see few missing bytes and packets. Similarly in future I may support packet duplication feature, in that case you may see more packets/bytes sent versus the packets/bytes actually received.

TOFFEE (and TOFFEE-DataCenter) deployment with web-proxy cache ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
If you want to deploy TOFFEE along with a web-proxy cache (such as Squid Proxy) you can deploy the same as shown below. TOFFEE does not cache files. TOFFEE does packet level network optimization. So if you want caching your web content you can use transparent mode web-proxy cache intercepting your WAN links. A web-proxy may reduce amount of data being processed (optimized) within these TOFFEE devices and so reduce the CPU overheads and improve its performance.

Bitcoin Mining - Blockchain Technology - Network Optimization via TOFFEE Data-Center WAN Optimization ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Bitcoin Mining - Blockchain Technology - Network Optimization via TOFFEE Data-Center WAN Optimization

TOFFEE-Mocha Documentation :: TOFFEE-Mocha-1.0.14-1-rpi2 - Raspberry Pi WAN Emulator ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021




Introducing TrueBench - a high resolution CPU benchmarking system ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
TrueBench is an unique open-source benchmarking system in which the core system performance and efficiency parameters are measured at extreme high resolution in the order of several million/billion µ-seconds for a given specific task. TrueBench is a part of The TOFFEE Project research. With TrueBench Raspberry Pi 3, Raspberry Pi 2B, Raspberry Pi 2 and other embedded SoC devices are benchmarked and you can do a comparative analysis with standard mainstream x86 devices.



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