Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 12th Nov 2009 19:30 UTC
Google Google have created a new HTTP-based protocol "SPDY" (pronounced "Speedy") to solve the problem of the client-server latency with HTTP. "We want to continue building on the web's tradition of experimentation and optimization, to further support the evolution of websites and browsers. So over the last few months, a few of us here at Google have 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."
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RE: I want that DSL connection!
by elanthis on Thu 12th Nov 2009 22:32 UTC in reply to "I want that DSL connection!"
elanthis
Member since:
2007-02-17

HTTP headers are huge. Paylods are huge. 375 Mbps is not enough when you have dozens of largish HTTP requests flying over the wire. Remember, that's mega BITS, not mega BYTES, and that's just a measure of bandwidth, not latency. Also keep in mind that as soon as a request gets larger than a single packet/frame, performance can quickly tank. If the compression keeps the entire request in under the MTU, you can get huge latency reductions.

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Verunks Member since:
2007-04-02

actually that's a typo, even in bits it would be huge
the real value is 375 Kbps as you can see in this page
http://dev.chromium.org/spdy/spdy-whitepaper

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