[standards-jig] Pub/Sub for JNG?

Dave dave at dave.tj
Wed May 1 17:23:07 CDT 2002


Dial-up users also like to download data, you know. . .

 - Dave ... who likes to let people optimize at their own bottlenecks :-)


Craig wrote:
> 
> <gzip-over-udp-madness snipped>
> 
> I know this is obvious, but I just _have_ to chime in with it.  I've 
> done a fair amount of load testing of JCS in a lot of different 
> configurations.  Load tests are typically done on a 100Mbit network 
> (shared, not segmented) -- probably less than you'd have on the 
> backplane of a serious install.  Running at seriously high throughput, 
> it turns out that processor -- not network is the bottleneck for a mix 
> of JUD/TC/IM traffic.  Couple this with the exceptional job that modern 
> network hardware does at text compression and I'm left wondering what 
> the advantages in udp-as-tcp-with-gzip are here?  Are folks running 
> servers with thousands of users at home on the other side of a dialup? 
>  Are end users having a problem with the couple hundred bytes going 
> through every so often?  Are people really having problems with the 
> bandwidth?  Am I just not getting it?
> 
> --Craig, who likes to optimize at known bottlenecks.
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