There had been some silence on the blog recently. But for a very good reason. All hands have been needed on deck to push forward our most important project so far. During the last months we did a full redesign of our p2p protocol and storage layer. All aimed at higher speed and better efficiency.
Earlier this week when we finished the implementation and updated, it had been really a great moment to see everything working smoothly on the new protocol.
All our performance predictions have come real, and the search latency is truly unique for a such massively distributed and highly dynamic p2p search grid.
The search speed increased 10 times. The storage efficiency doubled and the storage speed increased ten times. The message size and bandwidth requirements have been reduced to 50%.
Now we are reaching a latency below a second, even if the search results are provided from the second side of the planet. From peers that have been selected in real time from out of million highly dynamic peers, fully distributed, without the support of any centralized entity.
That’s why we decided to kick into next gear and give instant search a try. Now search results will appear instantly while you are still typing in your query.
To benefit from all the improvements you will need to upgrade to the new version. We are still giving final touches, but the new FAROO 3.0 release is imminent.