[Numpy-discussion] debian benchmarks

Sebastian Haase seb.haase@gmail....
Sun Jul 4 15:18:01 CDT 2010


On Sun, Jul 4, 2010 at 4:32 AM, Sturla Molden <sturla@molden.no> wrote:
> I was just looking at Debian's benchmark. LuaJIT is now (on median)
> beating Intel Fortran! Consider that Lua is a dynamic language very
> similar to Python. I know it's "just a benchmark" but this has to count
> as insanely impressive. Beating Intel Fortran with a dynamic scripting
> language... How is that even possible?
>
> If this keeps up we'll need a Python to Lua compiler very soon. And
> LuaJIT 2 is rumoured to be much faster than the current...
>
> Looking at median runtimes, here is what I got:
>
>      gcc               1.10
>   LuaJIT            1.96
>   Java 6 -server    2.13
>   Intel Fortran     2.18
>   OCaml             3.41
>   SBCL              3.66
>   JavaScript V8     7.57
>
>   PyPy             31.5
>   CPython          64.6
>   Perl             67.2
>   Ruby 1.9         71.1
>
> This means that LuaJIT can do in less than a day what CPython can do in
> a month. The only comfort for CPython is that Ruby and Perl did even worse.
>
> I wonder how much better CPython would do with NumPy on this benchmark?
>
> Sturla

Hi Sturla,
what is this even about ... ? Do you have some references ?  It does
indeed sound interesting ... but what kind of code / problem are they
actually testing here ?

Thanks,
Sebastian Haase


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