Modeling HTTP/2 Speed from HTTP/1 Traces

@inproceedings{Zarifis2016ModelingHS,
  title={Modeling HTTP/2 Speed from HTTP/1 Traces},
  author={Kyriakos Zarifis and Mark Holland and Manish Jain and Ethan Katz-Bassett and Ramesh Govindan},
  booktitle={PAM},
  year={2016}
}
With the standardization of HTTP/2, content providers want to understand the benefits and pitfalls of transitioning to the new standard. Using a large dataset of HTTP/1.1 resource timing data from production traffic on Akamai’s CDN, and a model of HTTP/2 behavior, we obtain the distribution of performance differences between the protocol versions for nearly 280,000 downloads. We find that HTTP/2 provides significant performance improvements in the tail, and, for websites for which HTTP/2 does… CONTINUE READING
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