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BBC bypasses Linux kernel to make streaming videos flow

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"I'd be shocked if SKY or BT are shunting their streams about before distribution using ip running on a linux based computer enough for this to be a issue."

You're likely to be surprised because they do, in fact many encoders and the like are really linux computers with dedicated encoder cores only if you are lucky and many still using off the shelf nics etc, The really expensive ones don't but they are really expensive...

Ty the time you get away from the content preparation to the real business of content distribution where throughput is really large then you very are likely to be using COTS hardware where tricks like this could make a signfiicant different

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