The single chip computer on the site runs the iPic web-server, the world’s tiniest implementation of a TCP/IP stack and a HTTP web-server. The TCP/IP stack and the webserver uses around 30 bytes of RAM. The code is written in C ideas that Miniweb uses: iPIC – A Match Head Sized Web Server. Additionally, tiny, inexpensive Web servers make the vision of a totally Shri said the iPic server has been online since the middle of July.

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What is your job function? Ipkc Code Science Talks Contact. The inventor of the smallest Web-server in the world, year-old Shrikumar, a Ph D candidate at a school here, is thinking of the great use the Web-server would have in offices and home. The tiny size and low power requirements of the iPic mean that it could conceivably be placed in any electrical device such as lights, alarm clocks or cameras.

To inspect the packets that are sent to and from Miniweb, run tcpdump -l -n -S -i tun0. Coupled with a small chip for memory and a eeb, the whole package could be as small as a pack of gum and be used to a variety of household, industry and mobile applications.

iPic Web Server Aims to Make Toaster-Net a Reality

How does he substantiate his claims? His sister is attending a college in Bombay. It it important to note that this approach of course is totally and utterly wrong ; a system using this approach should not be connected to an actual network, let alone the global Internet!

The stateless Miniweb keeps only minimal state information. You can try it out by clicking on the link.


Download the code and do: These devices and appliances can all then be controlled from your web-browser. A Web-server is a specially-prepared computer which is connected to the Internet and makes information available on the World Wide Web. A web server is a combination of software and hardware that makes information accessible on the world wide web.

The chip is accessible through the internet herebut because the serial link is usually up to capacity, the files are also mirrored here. Seriously, he says his father, S H Subrahmanian, a physics professor and his mother, Kokilamani who taught biology, had instilled in him from his childhood the ideals of tenacity.

At that rate it should be able to serve about hits per sevrer. What is your job title?

What is your company size? He expects it to “eventually” be built into silicon, “and not remain just a software application”. The previous record for a small web server was held by Stanford University, who developed a server the size of a matchbox earlier this year. The total RAM usage varies between 24 and 28 bytes depending on the number of bytes used for pointers on the system for which Miniweb is compiled.

His Web-server has been shrunk about two orders of magnitude, becoming almost times smaller in physical size, and 1, times smaller in software size, he says. Shrikumar is glad that after nearly six months of “going insane with this crazy hobby,” his brain is finally getting some rest. A Ph D candidate at the University of Massachusetts computer science department, Shrikumar built his Web-server, working in his spare time and using parts purchased at a local electronic store.

The eventual applications of his discovery could be “phenomenal,” he says. And answer a lot of questions about his invention, and study offers from computer firms. This means that all the electrical devices in your house would be able to communicate with each other, and could be controlled from a home computer. At the office many industrial computers and devices are equipped with their own remote management facilities.


It is connected to the Internet through a serial port.

iPic Web Server Aims to Make Toaster-Net a Reality

Each of the appliances we use in offices and homes has its own array of buttons and indicators, he points out. With the iPic, currently under development at the University of Massachusetts, a remote web-enabled computer is now smaller opic a quarter, costs less than a dollar and gives practically any device or appliance a very inexpensive connection to a network.

All these devices, which may include HVAC equipment, climate control in offices and large buildings, lighting and power management, security surveillance and monitoring, process control equipment, serveer many others can now all be controlled and managed using a unified terminal and with simplified procedures.

When sending the packets, only a few fields are updated and the checksums adjusted. He recalls John Romkey, a well-known computer-networking researcher, predicting in that one day every ipicc would be on the Net. Incoming packets are processed one byte at a time and therefore there is no need to buffer the data.

He has reportedly has beaten many contenders including researchers at several big universities and corporations. It also offers a detailed technical description of the device. The number of servre of code are approximate.