[erlang-questions] About Erlang system performance

Valentin Micic <>
Fri Nov 9 14:45:16 CET 2012


Interestingly enough, this was a kind of conclusion we've arrived at as well -- the good performance of Beam, combined with "perceived instability", acted as a serious deterrent for me.
But Max, wouldn't you like to know if there are any brave souls out there that were prepared to go beyond perceptions and successfully tried it in "real-life" situation?

V/


On 09 Nov 2012, at 3:34 PM, Max Bourinov wrote:

> Unrelated, but: we were considering to give a try to HiPE but so far there is no need to do it for us because Beam outperforms everything else in our problem domain.
> 
> 
> Best regards,
> Max
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 5:16 PM, Valentin Micic <> wrote:
> Unrelated, but would be interesting to find out -- are there any commercial-grade (let alone carrier-grade) systems that take advantage of HiPE?
> 
> 
> V/
> 
> On 09 Nov 2012, at 2:11 PM, Schneider wrote:
> 
> > you're right. HIPE generates compiled code.
> > my mistake.
> > take a look here for more info's about HIPE:
> > http://user.it.uu.se/~kostis/Papers/erlang03.pdf
> >
> > greatz Johannes
> >
> >
> > On Fr 09 Nov 2012 13:07:49 CET, Matti Oinas wrote:
> >> Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't HIPE compile to native code?
> >>
> >> --
> >> Matti
> >>
> >> On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 1:57 PM, Schneider <> wrote:
> >>> Erlang is a language, which produced byte-code which get' interpreted by the
> >>> Erlang engine. C++ instead generates mashing-code which has on the one hand
> >>> a much better performance, on the other hand,
> >>> some disadvantages like incompatibility between different OSs.
> >>>
> >>> greatz Johannes
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On Fr 09 Nov 2012 09:42:21 CET, hume npx wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> Hi, all:
> >>>>   I'am new to erlang, after investigate some benchmark such as at
> >>>> http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/u64q/which-programs-are-fastest.php,
> >>>> I found that erlang compiler is not so good at speed? the benchmark
> >>>> shows that erlang Hipe is 13x slowdown compared to C++, as compared to
> >>>> Haskell GHC (3.3x slowdown), go 2.98x slowdown or even javascript v8
> >>>> is about 1x faster than erlang, I investigated the erLLVM project
> >>>> which reported similar results to Hipe, you know performance is so
> >>>> important nowadays, what caused the hard to improve performace of
> >>>> erlang or just there are not people working on it? Erlang is
> >>>> attractive to me after several days studying, but with great
> >>>> performance will be more attractive and competitive to some languages
> >>>> such as go etc.
> >>>>
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