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Why I enjoy using the Nim programming language at Reddit.
10 projects | /r/RedditEng | 14 Nov 2022
Another example of Nim being really fast is the supersnappy library. This library benchmarks faster than Google’s C or C++ Snappy implementation.
Stretch iPhone to Its Limit: 2GiB Stable Diffusion Model Runs Locally on Device
5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 9 Nov 2022
It doesn't destroy performance for the simple reason that nowadays memory access has higher latency than pure compute. If you need to use compute to produce some data to be stored in memory, your overall throughput could very well be faster than without compression.
There have been a large amount of innovation on fast compression in recent years. Traditional compression tools like gzip or xz are geared towards higher compression ratio, but memory compression tends to favor speed. Check out those algorithms:
* lz4: https://lz4.github.io/lz4/
* Google's snappy: https://github.com/google/snappy
* Facebook's zstd in fast mode: http://facebook.github.io/zstd/#benchmarks
What's the best way to compress strings?
6 projects | /r/cpp | 29 Jul 2021
Show HN: Pzip- blazing fast concurrent zip archiver and extractor
2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 24 Sep 2023
Please note that allowing for 2% bigger resulting file could mean huge speedup in these circumstances even with the same compression routines, seeing these benchmarks of zlib and zlib-ng for different compression levels:
IMO the fair comparison of the real speed improvement brought by a new program is only between the almost identical resulting compressed sizes.
Intel QuickAssist Technology Zstandard Plugin for Zstandard
10 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 16 Aug 2023
Introducing zune-inflate: The fastest Rust implementation of gzip/Zlib/DEFLATE
2 projects | /r/rust | 11 Feb 2023
It is much faster than miniz_oxide and all other safe-Rust implementations, and consistently beats even Zlib. The performance is roughly on par with zlib-ng - sometimes faster, sometimes slower. It is not (yet) as fast as the original libdeflate in C.
Zlib Critical Vulnerability
4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 14 Oct 2022
Zlib-ng doesn't contain the same code, but it appears that their equivalent inflate() when used with their inflateGetHeader() implementation was affected by a similar problem: https://github.com/zlib-ng/zlib-ng/pull/1328
Also similarly, most client code will be unaffected because `state->head` will be NULL, because they (most client code) won't have used inflateGetHeader() at all.
Git’s database internals II: commit history queries
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 30 Aug 2022
I wonder if zlib-ng would make a difference, since it has a lot of optimizations for modern hardware.
Computing Adler32 Checksums at 41 GB/s
5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 7 Aug 2022
zlib-ng also has adler32 implementations optimized for various architectures: https://github.com/zlib-ng/zlib-ng
Might be interesting to benchmark their implementation too to see how it compares.2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Aug 2022
Convenient CPU feature detection and dispatch in the Magnum Engine
9 projects | /r/cpp | 2 Aug 2022
games-emulation/dolphin-9999 is failing to build because devs switched to minizip-ng and zlib uses minizip. I'm not sure how to get it to build now, details in post.
2 projects | /r/Gentoo | 20 Jun 2022
(2) There are many packages that rely upon zlib and minizip and switching those underlying dependencies is easier said than done. We can't drop zlib completely and switch: "The idea of zlib-ng is not to replace zlib, but to co-exist as a drop-in replacement with a lower threshold for code change." - https://github.com/zlib-ng/zlib-ng
Re: Zlib memory corruption on deflate (i.e. compress)
4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 28 Mar 2022
There are already active zlib forks (e.g. https://github.com/zlib-ng/zlib-ng), the problem is with having people move to them. It takes a lot of effort to move mindshare from the original version to a fork, there's some historical examples of it happening, but not a ton.
What are some alternatives?
zstd - Zstandard - Fast real-time compression algorithm
LZ4 - Extremely Fast Compression algorithm
brotli - Brotli compression format
ZLib - A massively spiffy yet delicately unobtrusive compression library.
Minizip-ng - Fork of the popular zip manipulation library found in the zlib distribution.
LZMA - (Unofficial) Git mirror of LZMA SDK releases
libdeflate - Heavily optimized library for DEFLATE/zlib/gzip compression and decompression
uzlib - Radically unbloated DEFLATE/zlib/gzip compression/decompression library. Can decompress any gzip/zlib data, and offers simplified compressor which produces gzip-compatible output, while requiring much less resources (and providing less compression ratio of course).