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Google Shows Off Nice Performance On SPDY

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Published on 20 November 2013 09:28 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Google
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Four years after Google announced the SPDY experimental Internet protocol, there's a new blog post by Google engineers trumpeting their accomplishments with SPDY forming the base of the HTTP/2 protocol, numerous web-browsers supporting the protocol, etc.

The post appearing today on Google's Chromium blog talks about how the SPDY protocol has been adopted by Chrome, Opera, Firefox, and even Internet Explorer. There's also sever and middleware vendors supporting the protocol but perhaps most importantly that SPDY is being used as the basis for the HTTP 2.0 protocol.

The blog post today also shared new performance numbers for SPDY compared to conventional HTTPS traffic. The performance was measured in terms of latency for loading Google News, Google Sites, Google Drive, and Google Maps. There's double-digit reductions in latency across the board thanks to SPDY. "SPDY delivers significant latency savings for users with fast connections, at the median, and for the long tail users with high round-trip times. In parallel with our contributions to the HTTP/2 standard, we continue to prototype further SPDY performance improvements through smarter compression, flow control, and prioritization. Our hope is that each of these will deliver better and faster SPDY and HTTP/2 protocols."

More details can be found via the Chromium.org blog.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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