Google to make internet faster with SPDY!!!

SPDY from GoogleTo us Loading pages from the Internet into browsers or accessing your favorite applications may seem pretty fast now, but the folks at Google think it could be a lot faster. Designed specifically for minimizing latency, the new SPDY protocol from Google’s Chromium development team currently undergoing testing is proving to be an awful lot faster than more familiar HTTP and will shortly break out of the lab and head for the real-world.

SPDY does not replace HTTP, but rather creates a session between the HTTP application layer and the TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) transport layer and basically augments HTTP. It speeds up web page downloads by using several techniques, including allowing multiple simultaneous HTTP requests per TCP session, request prioritization, and compressing the data to cut the number of packets. It does not replace HTTP headers but it overrides HTTP’s data transfer formats and connection management features.

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According to software engineers Mike Belshe and Roberto Peon in Google’s research blog the protocol was tested in the laboratory by downloading each of the top 25 websites 10 times. The test environment simulated home network connections, and used a special web server and a Google Chrome browser prototype. The tests indicated SPDY gave page load times up to 55% faster. But SPDY’s performance in the real world still needs to be evaluated.

Lets see how this works out in the near future… :)