The new Flume data communication protocol takes a unique approach to addressing the effects of latency in long-distance
data transmission. In addition to managing the data itself through compression, delta processing and error
correction, Flume eliminates the impact of latency by transmitting a continuous stream of data without ever pausing
to wait for acknowledgements from the data receiver. Transmission times are accelerated by 5X - 100X and these
speedups continue at least linearly with added bandwidth. A second, optional mode of operation, transmits separate
pieces of the data to be transmitted to different locations which can then exchange data among themselves to recreate
the complete data at all sites.