We implement MegaPipe in Linux and adapt memcached and nginx. Our results show that, by embracing a clean-slate design approach, MegaPipe is able to exploit new oppor- tunities for improved performance and ease of programmability. In microbenchmarks on an 8-core server with 64 B messages, MegaPipe outperforms baseline Linux between 29% (for long connections) and 582% (for short connections). MegaPipe improves the per- formance of a modified version of memcached between 15% and 320%. For a workload based on real-world HTTP traces, MegaPipe boosts the throughput of nginx by 75%.