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Google SPDY Protocol – A 2x Faster Web

Google Chromium shared about an early-stage research project that’s part of effort to make the web faster, and is called “SPDY” (pronounced “SPeeDY”), is at its core an application-layer protocol for transporting content over web. It is designed specifically for minimizing latency through features such as multiplexed streams, request prioritization and HTTP header compression. “Today, web clients and servers speak HTTP that emerged in 1996. To continue building on web’s tradition of experimentation and optimization, a few of us here at Google’ve been experimenting with new ways for web browsers and servers to speak to each other, resulting in a prototype web server and Google Chrome client with SPDY support. So far we’ve only tested SPDY in lab conditions. The initial results’re very encouraging: when we download top 25 websites over simulated home network connections, we see a significant improvement in performance – pages loaded up to 55% faster,” Chromium blog.

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