Pitiful benchmark performance

Kostis Sagonas kostis@REDACTED
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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