Transmission Control Protocol, better known as TCP, is one of the core systems that manages Internet traffic and prevents congestion. It regulates the rate at which computers send data and, if you consider it a computer program, it's the most widely used program in the world.
While TCP does a decent job of keeping the Web unclogged, a group of MIT researchers have designed a potential alternative to TCP called Remy, a software that automatically generates complex algorithms to deliver Internet speeds up to two or three times faster than normal connections. TCP algorithms are generated by humans.
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With Remy, users answer a few questions, such as how many people will use the connection, what it will be used for. For example, an IT staffer setting up a network for a large company that frequently relies on international video conferencing is going to require much more bandwidth than the average Internet user who just wants to browse individual Web pages. And an online gamer might prefer data speed over volume to ensure there are no glitches in game play, while two collaborating musicians on opposite sides of the country might choose a bigger data payload, allowing them to send each other large, multiple audio files.