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Rather than downloading a file from a single source server, the Bit Torrent protocol allows users to join a "swarm" of hosts to upload to/download from each other simultaneously.

Popular clients include μTorrent, Xunlei, Transmission, q Bittorrent, Vuze, Deluge, Bit Comet and Tixati.

Bit Torrent trackers provide a list of files available for transfer, and allow the client to find peer users known as seeds who may transfer the files.

Using the Bit Torrent protocol, several basic computers, such as home computers, can replace large servers while efficiently distributing files to many recipients.

This lower bandwidth usage also helps prevent large spikes in internet traffic in a given area, keeping internet speeds higher for all users in general, regardless of whether or not they use the Bit Torrent protocol.

This eventual transition from peers to seeders determines the overall "health" of the file (as determined by the number of times a file is available in its complete form).

The distributed nature of Bit Torrent can lead to a flood-like spreading of a file throughout many peer computer nodes.

Programmer Bram Cohen, a former University at Buffalo student, Animation of protocol use: The colored dots beneath each computer in the animation represent different parts of the file being shared.

By the time a copy to a destination computer of each of those parts completes, a copy to another destination computer of that part (or other parts) is already taking place between users.

As each peer receives a new piece of the file, it becomes a source (of that piece) for other peers, relieving the original seed from having to send that piece to every computer or user wishing a copy.

With Bit Torrent, the task of distributing the file is shared by those who want it; it is entirely possible for the seed to send only a single copy of the file itself and eventually distribute to an unlimited number of peers.

Those with the torrent descriptor file can give it to their own Bit Torrent nodes, which—acting as peers or leechers—download it by connecting to the seed and/or other peers (see diagram on the right).