Faster is a common name for one series of projects in Tampere University of Technology. The Faster project series started in the beginning of the 1990s by experimenting the use of ATM technology on university campus networks and the Funet backbone network.
Faster Pro, with its name extension 'Quality of Service in IP and ATM networks', is a three year part of TEKES's ongoing technology program Telecommunications - Creating a Global Village - TLX. The focus of Faster Pro has gradually moved to IP QoS mechanisms and its two main categories IETF's Integrated Services and Differentiated Services.
The work with SIMA was still continuing and the first wide scale tests were started at the end of the year.
Some measurements were also done with the IP telephony technologies, mainly comparing the network characteristics of different IP phone implementations.
Some slides from Faster's 1997 workshop are available online. The slides are in Finnish and feature IPv6, MPOA and RSVP. If you are interested in the 1996 Linux LANE implementation, see Faster's ATM page for more information. Some other old documents and HTML pages are available on the attic.
Other members (in random order):