New SGI Squeak binary available from MIT.
wdc at MIT.EDU
Tue Feb 23 23:22:54 UTC 1999
Doug Way reported a simple benchmark to me:
Time millisecondsToRun: [100 factorial]
and pointed out that his 2.2VM on his 180MHz O2 ran it twice as fast.
(~50 vs ~95). On my 200 MHz O2, I was getting ~50, but on my 300 MHz
Sparc, I was getting ~20.)
This was sufficient information for me to try setting "-OPT:Olimit=4000"
to force the global optimizer in the MIPS C compiler to act on interp.c.
It took a couple minutes to compile, but the resulting binary is now
giving me ~40 miliseconds. I expect, then, that others would find the
speed greater with optimization forced.
I've replaced the binary. Find it in:
for those interested in the source.
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