While the Killer NIC makes online gaming faster and smoother, the FN Torrent enables a whole new experience for gamers who want the freedom to download unlimited files from the Internet without slowing down the other things they want to do on their PC.
Austin, Texas (PRWEB) March 20, 2007
Bigfoot Networks, Inc., a research and development company, today introduced FN Torrent, a hardware offloaded peer-to-peer file sharing application that allows users to download files with zero impact to CPU utilization. With FN Torrent, gamers have the power to download the torrents they want without impacting their online game play.
"The introduction of FN Torrent allows gamers to benefit from the full potential of the Killer's Flexible Network Architecture (FNA)," said Harlan Beverly, co-founder and CEO of Bigfoot Networks. "While the Killer NIC makes online gaming faster and smoother, the FN Torrent enables a whole new experience for gamers who want the freedom to download unlimited files from the Internet without slowing down the other things they want to do on their PC."
The FN Torrent is an easy to use Windows®-based application that coordinates the Torrent downloader built into the Killer NIC. The user simply clicks on the torrent they want to download, and Killer does all the processing and downloading work of getting the specific file. FN Torrent adds to the growing list of programs built using Killer's FNA™ Technology, an open source development environment. Last November, Bigfoot announced FN Firewall, also developed using FNA Technology, which allows gamers to turn off their CPU burdening firewall and continue gaming with security and optimal performance.
FNApps are designed to allow users to run an application with minimal or reduced impact on the main system's CPU, memory subsystem, caching and hard-disk. The possibilities of FNApps are limitless and can be anything from simple packet monitoring utilities, to full-blown VoIP programs and mini-game or chat servers. FNA can be used by developers or inspired gamers to write their own Linux-based applications and utilities that can further reduce the CPU utilization of the system.
About the Killer™ NIC
The Killer NIC is a Network Interface Card powered by LLR Technology and offers gamers superior speed and performance in their online games. The Killer NIC has a 400 MHz Network Processing Unit (NPU) and 64 MB of dedicated RAM is one of the first applications of Corporate Network Acceleration Technology introduced to the consumer market. The Killer NIC offers improved gaming performance, standard NIC functionality, and has an onboard USB 2.0 port as part of its Flexible Network Architecture, which allows gamers to write their own embedded Linux applications to run on the NPU. Killer runs on PCs that run the Microsoft Windows XP operating system.
About Bigfoot Networks
Bigfoot Networks, the company responsible for the development of LLR™ Technology and the award winning Killer™ NIC, is an innovative Austin-based start-up dedicated to making the online gaming experience both faster and smoother. The company develops networking hardware products that improve performance and reduce Lag in online video games. Bigfoot Networks has won numerous awards, including a 2005 Fortune Small Business Award and the prestigious 2005 Moot Corp Competition at the University of Texas.
For more information, contact:
Aaron De Lucia
Porter Novelli for Bigfoot Networks