[Numpy-discussion] debian benchmarks
Sun Jul 4 15:18:01 CDT 2010
On Sun, Jul 4, 2010 at 4:32 AM, Sturla Molden <email@example.com> 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
> 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?
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 ?
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