[squeak-dev] the state of Apple Silicon

Bob Arning arning315 at comcast.net
Fri Jan 28 22:25:09 UTC 2022

FWIW, I followed my hunch and gave the Intel VM a much larger

Smalltalk vmParameterAt: 47 put: 5000000

and got a big improvement running it on the M1: better than the Intel VM 
on Intel mini, but not as good as the M1 VM on the M1. Certainly not the 
big loss I was seeing before. So, not too shabby.

On 1/25/22 2:51 PM, Eliot Miranda wrote:
>> I am definitely using the x86_64 executable. I was curious to see if 
>> I just moved things across to the new machine if they would run 
>> better, worse or the same.
> Well, because it’s doing dynamic translation, and one has one dynamic 
> translation JIT (Cog) above another (Rosetta) it’s amazing it runs at 
> all :-). But yes, if that’s the case one expects it to be *much* slower.
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