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The Pirate Bay Switches Tracker Source December 8, 2007

Posted by King Nerd in Uncategorized.
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Summary – The Pirate Bay has switched from HyperCube, by Ankata, to OpenTracker, due to more efficient resource-management as well as UDP tracking.

After many rumors going around the community, a few weeks ago, The Pirate Bay, the largest BitTorrent site in the world, did announce that it was testing OpenTracker on November 22. Today, TPB, which has 33 servers currently on its grid, announced that their switch to OpenTracker was complete. Why? OpenTracker, unlike HyperCube tracker by Ankata (one of the founders of The Pirate Bay), supports UDP tracking. It also uses far less resources, ensuring speed both on the website and in your torrent client.

In fact, because of TPB switching to OpenTracker, OpenTracker software is now responsible for the indexing of over 9 million peers and 1 million torrents.

The only question in my mind is, will Project Gazelle blow OpenTracker away in the fight for a scalable, fully customizable, low-resource tracker? Only time will tell.