Mathematical coding developed by the Hamilton Institute is having a positive impact on businesses from Dublin to Dubai.

In the field of communication networks, one area of significant work is internet congestion control. As network speeds increase, the current TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) congestion control algorithm (25 years old) performs poorly, slowing the speed of data transfer, which is a major problem for data centres and other users shifting large amounts of data across the internet.

Recognising this as a serious issue, the Hamilton Institute developed ‘H-TCP’, a congestion control solution for networks. H-TCP is an optimized congestion control algorithm for high speed networks with high latency.

The Hamilton Institute solution is now used on all Linux and FreeBSD operating systems globally. Companies around the world now rely heavily on the Linux operating system, with seventy-five percent of stock exchanges worldwide now running Linux, as do the servers that power Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, eBay and Google. That’s an impressive group of organisations relying on Hamilton Institute’s algorithm.