[zeromq-dev] IPC vs TCP efficiency

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Tue Jul 26 10:52:46 CEST 2011

On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 1:19 AM, Tonis Xie <tonis.xie at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have made a test on PUB/SUB pattern to compare the communication
> efficiency between IPC and TCP. While IPC was supposed to be better, it
> turned out that TCP is more efficient and stable than IPC.

What does "more efficient and stable" mean, specifically? What is your data?

As far as I know both transports use the same internal mechanisms on
Linux, and so any difference you saw is experimental variation.


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