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Microsoft Aims to Speed up Internet Explorer, Taking 5.7 Million Measurements a Day

Microsoft, in a bid to revive the ailing and declining status of internet explorer and to make it the fastest browser on the web, is reputedly currently taking more than 5 million measurements a day.

The Windows 8 maker has created a miniature version of internet in its lab and reproduced and replicated third party applications to find out repeatable as well as representative measure of performance. Via a post on Building Windows 8 blog Jatinder Mann, Matt Kotsenas and Jason Weber, members of Internet Explorer team stated: "one engineering objective for Internet Explorer is to be the world's fastest browser."

The blog also says the team of IE researchers are measuring the Internet Explorer's performance 200 times every day. They are collecting more than 5.7 million measurements as well as 480GB runtime data on daily basis.

The test focuses on four main things, synthetic platform benchmarks, loading content, interactive Web apps and behaviour of IE as an app. 20,000 tests in the above areas are run every day.

"The data gathered by the Internet Explorer Performance Lab is instrumental in our understanding of browser performance and of the underlying PC hardware, and in developing a fast, fluid, and responsive web experience for users", the post read as a concluding statement.