Google has announced it’s new html-killer protocol SPDY, pronounced “Speedy”. It has only been tested in lab conditions so far and awaits real world tests to see if it can indeed increase on the 55% faster download speeds that they encountered.
Today we’d like to share with the web community information about SPDY, pronounced “SPeeDY”, an early-stage research project that is part of our effort to make the web faster. SPDY is at its core an application-layer protocol for transporting content over the web. It is designed specifically for minimizing latency through features such as multiplexed streams, request prioritization and HTTP header compression.
Read the full article at: http://blog.chromium.org/2009/11/2x-faster-web.html