[Vm-dev] Call for big benchmarks

Tim Felgentreff timfelgentreff at gmail.com
Thu Mar 23 08:31:15 UTC 2017

Yes, big benchmarks would be nice. Those on speed.squeak.org or in VMMaker
are all somewhat small.

Note the Ruby community, for example, has benchmarks such as a NES emulator
(optcarrot) that can run for a few thousand frames with predefined input as
benchmarks. It's definitely possible.

Maybe some of the projects from HPI students could be made to work, there
was a Chip8 emulator in Squeak, for example, that seems big enough. Or
maybe the DCPU emulator at github.com/fniephaus/BroDCPU without a frame
limit would work as a decent CPU bound benchmark.

Cross - dialect could be hard. Pharo and Squeak are fairly easy to do, but
with larger programs staying compatible across different dialects is harder.

tim Rowledge <tim at rowledge.org> schrieb am Mi., 22. März 2017, 21:40:

> > On 21-03-2017, at 4:53 PM, Javier Pimás <elpochodelagente at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Hi everybody! While measuring performance I usually face the problem of
> assessing performance.
> Have you tried the benchmarks package - CogBenchmarks - included in the
> source.squeak.org/VMMaker repository?
> tim
> --
> tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
> Strange OpCodes: BOMB: Burn Out Memory Banks
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