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Solana new features to improve the network’s stability

Solana was down for about 17 hours in September of last year. It was after being swamped by traffic from a DeFi token launch. In April of this year, the network experienced another 7-hour outage, which was followed by a four-hour outage on June 1.

In the last ten months, the platform has faced horrible performance degradation three times, necessitating the new functionality.

Performance problems in the blockchain, notably in the transaction processing unit, were blamed for the issue (TPU). The number of transactions executed per second reduced from thousands to tens at those moments when the system was down.

Developers have sought to stabilize operations around the platform’s existing user datagram protocol to solve this problem (UDP). In the new update, Google’s QUIC protocol will take the place of UDP. This is to prevent bots from sending an infinite amount of traffic and depriving the Solana pipeline of transaction proposals.

QUIC is an encrypted transport layer network that makes HTTP traffic more secure, quicker, and efficient. Applications and services that require quick internet services frequently use the protocol.

Solana thinks that QUIC will reduce the impact of bots spamming transactions and overloading the network by slowing them down at their source.

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