nanømsg style performance benchmarks

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Niccolo Machiavelli

nanømsg style performance benchmarks

conduct throughput observation and latency analysis on your endpoint to endpoint transport limits.

we use a make command with a generic configuration, just a starting point of about 100,000 small node buffers.

we examine typical udp Datagram throughput top-ends by extending this buffer envelope size to 6000 bytes.

let's collect nanomg style benchmarks for comparing various node modules!

some of the available modules among this repertoire include:

  • node-nanomsg
  • udp (node core)
  • net (node core)


$ git clone && cd perf && make


run nanomsg:

$ make perf

run the udp module:

$ make udp

run the net module:

$ make net

for more info how to bulid your own custom comparisons check out: running benchmarks

you are strongly encouraged to fork and tweak the Makefile's bench and then run:

$ make bench


compatibility: node versions v0.10 up through io.js latest

PRs for more benchmarks please! Play around with the Makefile and add directories for new modules in your PR! Don't forget to add new make commands and list them at the top .PHONY

Issues are more than welcome!