Squeak Performance on WinCE?

Markus Kohler markus_kohler at hp.com
Tue Feb 9 17:23:29 UTC 1999

Tim Rowledge wrote:
> On Tue 09 Feb, Bruce O'Neel wrote:
> >   You know, if Squeak is really slow I wonder if it's not a compiler
> > problem.  RICS chips really really like smart compilers :-)
> Although it's not impossible, I would point the finger of scorn at the
> memory system. I've always said that you need three things for high
> performance Smalltalk; memory bandwidth, memory bandwidth and err, yes
> that's it, memory bandwidth. Clever work in the design of the VM simply
> substitutes for bandwidth. Same with caches on the cpu - I'll take a
> machine with 200MHz cacheless cpu and 200MHz memory (hah! dream on!) over
> a 500MHz cpu with 66MHz memory anyday.

RDRAM ( Rambus memory) supported by new chips from Intel and AMD will
support more than 1GByte/second this year. 

Just wait a few months ...

Markus Kohler  mailto:markus_kohler at hp.com

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