Long story short, this is an amazing hardware to run on server side, with performance close to what Intel/AMD offers, but with almost linear multi-core scalability. The FPC compiler is able to run good code on it, and our mORMot 2 library is able to use the hardware accelerated opcodes for AES, SHA2, and crc32/crc32c.
.zip format is from last century, back to the early DOS days, but can still be found everywhere. It is even hidden when you run a
.docx document, a
.jar application, or any Android app!
It is therefore (ab)used not only as archive format, but as application file format / container - even if in this respect using SQLite3 may have much more sense.
We recently enhanced our mormot.core.zip.pas unit:
- to support Zip64,
- with enhanced
- to have a huge performance boost during its process,
- and to integrate better with signed executables.