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As the Internet evolves, the reduction of page load time has an increased importance. Additionally, the application layer is an ideal place to change as it avoids altering existing implementations. HTTP was designed not realizing what the Internet would look like at the present, and is thus outdated. Google has developed a protocol as a replacement for HTTP called SPDY. The major improvements are header compression to avoid network congestion, multiplexing to maximize throughput, and allowing the server to suggest or even push unsolicited data. My research aims to measure throughput of the two protocols by varying both the latency and packet loss of a network.
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Undergraduate Research Project
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Chambers, Stephen Matthew, "SPDY vs HTTP/1.1: An Empirical Evaluation of Network Protocol Performance" (2014). Student Research Projects. 5.