[Numpy-discussion] debian benchmarks
Sat Jul 3 21:32:14 CDT 2010
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:
Java 6 -server 2.13
Intel Fortran 2.18
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?
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