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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
Watch on Youtube - [485//1] VLOG - TOFFEE-Mocha-1.0.14-1-rpi2 - Raspberry Pi WAN Emulator release - 24-jun-2016 ↗

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


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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 [CDN]


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