[self-interest] Re: benchmarks (was: Sparc 2 with Solaris 2.6)

David Ungar David.Ungar at Eng.Sun.COM
Wed Jan 5 22:02:06 UTC 2000

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- Dave

At 2:29 PM -0200 1/5/00, Jecel Assumpcao Jr. wrote:
>David Ungar wrote:
>>  The only ones I would not trust would be the bytecode-per-second
>>  ones.
>>  In Smalltalk and Self, costly primitives, such as BitBLT, or an
>>  enumeration through
>>  memory, show up as a single bytecode. You cannot average those
>>  with pushes and pops.
>True - the numbers I had listed are simply the results of dividing 5 million
>by the time to run the infamous "sieve benchmark" a certain number of times.
>They are only relatively meaningful (to compare two machines) and 
>should not be
>taken seriously as an indication of the number of bytecodes that Squeak can
>execute per second.
>-- Jecel
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