Polaris

Researchers at MIT have created a new software framework called Polaris that is designed to make the web faster and it can load speed up web page loading times by as much as 34 percent.

The Polaris framework works by reducing the number of round trips a web browser makes to a server to load all the various elements of a website.

“It can take up to 100 milliseconds each time a browser has to cross a mobile network to fetch a piece of data,” says PhD student Ravi Netravali, who is first author on a paper about Polaris that he will present at this week’s USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI ’16). “As pages increase in complexity, they often require multiple trips that create delays that really add up. Our approach minimizes the number of round trips so that we can substantially speed up a page’s load-time.”

This new Polaris framework was tested on 200 of the world’s most popular websites, you can find out more details at the link below.

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