[clug] Anyone using 'snappy', Google's fast compression?

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Wed May 11 23:06:28 MDT 2011

Reading this blog "I finally understand open source software"

led me to this GOOG project:

"For instance, compared to the fastest mode of zlib,
Snappy is an order of magnitude faster for most inputs,
but the resulting compressed files are anywhere from 20% to 100% bigger.

"On a single core of a Core i7 processor in 64-bit mode,
Snappy compresses at about 250 MB/sec or more and
decompresses at about 500 MB/sec or more."

Is this something that everyone else has known about and been using for

Steve Jenkin, Info Tech, Systems and Design Specialist.
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