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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 - [439//1] 158 VLOG - TOFFEE WAN Optimization Software Development live update - 6-Nov-2016 ↗

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


推荐主题:

TOFFEE-DataCenter with GlusterFS Storage Cluster ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

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

Off-Grid Home Lab Research Solar Installation ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

The TOFFEE Project :: TOFFEE-DataCenter :: WAN Optimization ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
The TOFFEE Project :: TOFFEE-DataCenter :: Linux Open-Source WAN Optimization

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.

Building my own CDN - choosing a web-hosting to deploy my CDN - Update: 28-July-2016 ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
The TOFFEE Project website is hosted on Inmotion Hosting. And so I am looking for alternate hosting provider to build my first CDN node. My plan is to make multiple sub-domains of my website such as cdn1.the-toffee-project.org, cdn2.the-toffee-project.org and point each of this corresponding subdomain(s) to various alternative web hosting servers geographically spread across the world. Sometimes choosing the same vendor for multiple CDN nodes may result multiple servers existing in the data-center. And this becomes an issue if there is some catastrophic network disaster.

在YouTube上观看 - [439//1] 158 VLOG - TOFFEE WAN Optimization Software Development live update - 6-Nov-2016 ↗


Demo TOFFEE-DataCenter WAN Optimization VM Test Setup ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

Benchmark Raspberry Pi and other embedded SoC with TrueBench ↗
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 and Raspberry Pi 2 are benchmarked and you can do a comparative analysis with standard mainstream x86 devices.

TOFFEE-DataCenter :: Optimized ISP backbone networks for countries with slowest Internet Speed ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021

DIY TOFFEE WAN Optimization Device with Intel Celeron Mini PC ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
Here is a step-by-step DIY to build your own Intel based Mini PC WAN Optimization Device with TOFFEE. I chose this below Intel Celeron Mini PC since it is fan-less aluminium case and as well it has 2 dedicated inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet ports. You can use one for LAN Network and one for WAN Network.



Featured Educational Video:
在YouTube上观看 - [8507//1] x254 Kernel Init Code without Kernel Module - Kernel Programming Tip #linode ↗

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.

TOFFEE-Mocha WAN Emulation software development - Update: 18-June-2016 ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021
In the previous update (17-Jun-2016) I discussed about the upcoming new Random Packet drop feature along with other completed features. Now I completed the entire TOFFEE-Mocha Random packet drop feature. I completed all the kernel components and the UI support of the same. And to make GUI settings more organized I split the earlier Basic-Settings page into two separate pages namely: Packet Drop and Packet Delay. So this way it is simple to understand settings according to their functionality.

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

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.




TEST CASES :: TEST RESULTS :: TOFFEE-Mocha-1.0.32 asymmetric constant packet delay feature ↗
Saturday' 13-Mar-2021



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


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