[erlang-questions] clueless performance question

Raoul Duke <>
Tue Jun 10 22:27:58 CEST 2008

(i mean this with an eye towards getting more arguments for Erlang,
not against it. i googled around but haven't hit anything super
relevant to this question yet.)

Erlang excels at concurrency and distribution. What aspects of the
current Erlang VMs (HiPE and non-HiPE) make them possibly slower for
serial computation vs. some other well-known VMs? If somebody wanted
to work on tweaking the serial computation part, what might be the top
things to examine (e.g. from personal experience, or from profiler
usage)? This could be anything, like doing work on VM inner loops, or
adding some more automatic optimization abilities.


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