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The second in a series of articles by CCP devs on how the team is working to reduce lag for EVE Online players has been published. This time, CCP Mort discusses how the team works to improve the network performance of the game "through hardware upgrades, software fixes, and even wrestling the internet itself."
Introducing the FCP - perhaps the greatest thing for EVE players since caffeine based drinks
CCP just bought a system from a company called Internap, that has the slogan "The internet performance company". The product is called the FCP - Flow Control Platform.
The FCP ties in closely with our Edge routers; it monitors all traffic to and from the gamecluster, has a BGP peering relationship with the Edge routers and monitors the pipes to our providers for bandwidth and errors.
Read more here.