Can IPFS split large files across multiple nodes?

From @pocketmax on Tue Sep 29 2015 04:01:35 GMT+0000 (UTC)

If so, can it download the pieces of the file simultaneously like bittorrent?

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From @jbenet on Tue Sep 29 2015 06:54:15 GMT+0000 (UTC)

- Q: Are files split into pieces?
Yes, files are chunked when they are imported to IPFS. There are many chunking algorithms for different purposes.

  • Q: do IPFS nodes download pieces of files simultaneously like BitTorrent?
    Yes. See the IPFS Paper (currently, draft 3) or the talks for more details.