Pitiful benchmark performance
Mon Jun 11 20:09:12 CEST 2001
James Hague asked:
> > > A nice thing though is that Erlang behaves quite well on some
> > > benchmarks, for example nested loops, where it is one of the
> > > fastest non-natively compiled systems. (And HiPE is more than
> > > 6 times faster than BEAM on this benchmark putting Erlang in
> > > the ballpark of the statically typed smlnj.)
> > That's good to hear. Looking forward to R8.
> Is HiPE part of R8?
FIY, the HiPE group and members of the Erlang/OTP team held a very
loooong meeting today and among other things, the following were
- If the Erlang/OTP team decides to release a pre-release of R8
during the summer (quite probable), HiPE will also be part of
this pre-release. The supported platform will be SPARC *only*.
- HiPE will be part of R8 (coming out sometime in September or so).
The supported platform (for HiPE) will be the SPARC architecture
and there one can observe the speedups reported by Erik Johansson
in his mail.
In addition, R8 might also include an x86 port of HiPE (which as
of yesterday is passing the testsuite, but is currently quite far
from generating code which is significantly faster than BEAM).
Hope this info is interesting,
Kostis Sagonas (for the HiPE team).
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