[erlang-questions] benchmarks game harsh criticism

Ulf Wiger (TN/EAB) ulf.wiger@REDACTED
Wed Nov 28 22:21:53 CET 2007

Jack Orenstein skrev:
> Going off on a hopefully interesting tangent ...
> On Wed, November 28, 2007 1:45 pm, Isaac Gouy wrote:
>> I do remember a comment from Ulf Wiger to the effect that the Erlang VM
>> seemed to reach peak performance after 24 hours of constant load, which
>> he thought very appropriate given the intended uses.
> Can someone confirm this and explain the cause?
> I have worked in Java for many years and learning Erlang now. There
> is a similar phenomenon in Java as the just-in-time compiler compiles
> frequently used code paths. But for the applications I've worked on,
> this tends to get done within the first few minutes or hours.
> Is it the same sort of thing going on in Erlang? If not, then what
> is the cause of the speedup (and why 24 hours)?

I'm sorry I can't, at least.
I'm not going to say that I've never said it, but at least I can't
recall when, and in which context. (:

Ulf W

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