Thu 20 February 2014


PIGZ - Parallel Implementation of GZip

I use Heroku for a few of my personal web-dev projects. They send out an occasional newsletter which I scan for anything I find interesting. They have improved the performance of their build process, so I clicked through and read about their improvements. Right away, I came upon value! An improved gzip, which takes advantage of multiple cores to vastly improve compression performance: pigz.

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