I am frequently moving large files around from server to server.
UNIXes comes with standard gzip and bzip2 compressors. However, what open options there exist beyond these, especially ones utilizing multiple cores? I am aware of pzip2 which I am using currently.
Are there any up-to-date benchmarks and charts how fast/effective compressors are to see what's the tradeoff between time and the file size?
An open source alternative, which is distribution packaged and supported across Linux/OSX, preferred. Windows support unneeded.