My SGI build is probably good enough.
wdc at MIT.EDU
Fri Feb 26 01:48:34 UTC 1999
I decided to run some real benchmarks and find out whether or not I
should be worried about the issue of performance with the SGI VM I built.
Here are the summaries:
VM Make CPU OS Slop Smop
2.3 Sun Ultra-10/300 Solaris 5.6 1.834 1.177
2.3 Sun Ultra-10/300 Solaris 2.5.1 1.649 1.185
2.3 SGI O2/200 IRIX 6.3 0.847 0.679
2.2 SGI O2/200 IRIX 5.3 0.790 0.622
2.2 SGI O2/200 IRIX 6.3 0.751 0.572
Sun by Ian vs wdc: wdc Slop +11% Smop -1%
SGI by Ian vs wdc: wdc Slop -5% Smop -9%
When I build Squeak 2.2 the same way I built 2.3, I got a little less
performance, but less than 10%, so I'm not going to worry about it.
The VM I built using the egcs compiler is a little better at simple
things, but a teeny bit worse at complex things. But there again,
perhaps not enough to worry about.
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