This is a new Bit Torrent client based on the Azerus code. It claims to increase speeds up to 70%! The only problem is how it does it.
How BitTyrant does it is by selecting only the uploaders that offer the best possible speeds. But how bit torrent works (in most clients) is that the more you upload the more you can download. More advnace explanation is that if you upload data to a peer you will be able to download from them. So your upload ratio is spilt up amoung members of the swarm for them to download from you so you are able to download from them. Bit Torrent is designed like this on purpose to keep a healthy swarm (more distrubuted data amoung peers).
What Bit Tyrant does is only selects a few peers with the best upload rates and gives them the majority of your uplaod ratio, in turn getting better download speeds from them. This, if done by more than a few people in the swarm will decreases the swarms health and overall make speeds worse.
For this reason many are of the opinion, myself included, that this client should be banned from private trackers for the health of the swarm. But this is only from intel I have gathered from reading a few articles and their site. I haven’t had time to read the groups papers since I only found out about the product about 30 min ago.
But I do think this could lead to some interesting developments in the BT community. Anything in my opinion that can increase speeds is a good thing, even if this is just the first step. Hopefully this will lead to a way of overall increasing the swarms speed.