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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Traditionally, web servers have required microchips that are much larger, expensive and powerhungry than the iPic. The World’s Smallest Server Previous: Until recently, only desktop computers or larger machines could be connected to the Internet as Web-servers. Wednesday, 11 August A.

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Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date. Number of lines of code and RAM usage in the stateless Miniweb. His discovery could become a part of everyday life in homes across the world, he asserts. The tiny size and low power requirements of the iPic mean that it could ipci be placed in any electrical device such as lights, alarm clocks or cameras. He has reportedly has beaten many contenders including researchers at several big universities and corporations.

It should be possible to further minimize the wrb size and memory usage. 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.


The iPic web server could be used to connect all kinds of electrical devices to the internet. At that rate it should be able to serve about hits per hour. The stateless variant is a bit smaller and uses less RAM, but does not provide the same functionality as the statefull variant.

What is your job title? 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. Is the device there?

To inspect the packets that are sent to and from Miniweb, run tcpdump -l -n -S -i tun0. This means that srver an ACK in another “connection” arrives before the retransmission we, the state of the previous connection is lost, and the retransmission will never occur. A web server is a combination of software and hardware that makes information accessible on the world wide web.

What is your company size? Even though its software is less than half a kilobyte in size, the iPic is a fully functional web server that complies with international standards.

How does he substantiate his claims? Imagine being able to check if you’ve left the oven on in your house from the other side of the world, and turn it off if you have. It is connected to the Internet through a serial port. 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.


Hariharasubrahmanian Shrikumar has made a web server out of a single microchip the size of a fingernail.

Searching our resource database to find your matches As Shri explained, “At a dollar a piece QuinStreet does not include all companies or all types of products available in the marketplace. The stateless Miniweb keeps only minimal state information. And answer a lot of questions about his invention, and study offers from piic firms. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site including, for example, the order in which they appear.

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.

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The eventual applications of his discovery could be “phenomenal,” he says. Thanks to a graduate student at an American university, the day when you may control every electrical device in your life with a web browser is a lot closer.

Fingernail-sized web server could spread net wider Wednesday, 11 August A. Download the code and do: