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PART II Playing with Endnodes - Pg. 105

P A R T II Playing with Endnodes The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play. -- Arnold Toynbee The second part of the book deals with endnode algorithmics. This is the applica- tion of network algorithmics to building fast protocol implementations at endnodes, especially at servers. If you like, you can think of it as a systematic collection of techniques for building fast servers. The techniques are applied mostly in a software setting. Much of it has to do with getting around operating system structure to enable high-speed data transfers. We study how to reduce the overhead incurred by copying,