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developerWorks: Boost Socket Performance on Linux

Jan 23, 2006, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by M. Tim Jones)

"When developing a sockets application, job number one is usually establishing reliability and meeting the necessary requirements. With the four tips in this article, you can design and develop your sockets application for best performance, right from the beginning. This article covers use of the Sockets API, a couple of socket options that provide enhanced performance, and GNU/Linux tuning.

"To develop applications with lively performance capabilities, follow these tips:

  • "Minimize packet transmit latency.
  • "Minimize system call overhead.
  • "Adjust TCP windows for the Bandwidth Delay Product.
  • "Dynamically tune the GNU/Linux TCP/IP stack..."

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