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From: forum@x9c.fr <forum@x...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] about OcamIL

Le 14 mai 2010 à 12:58, Eray Ozkural a écrit :

> On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 1:40 PM, Jon Harrop
> <jonathandeanharrop@googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Xavier Clerc wrote:
>>> Limiting myself to the JVM...
>>> Moreover, at least Scala and Bigloo deliver excellent performances.
>> 
>> I have benchmarks where the JVM is well over 10x slower than .NET. So I do
>> not regard any JVM-based language as "high performance".
> 
> You got a point there.
> 
> JVM has a ridiculous performance, not fitting for any computationally expensive
> operation. At best it's some kind of mudware for data plumbing and
> simple network
> applications. The memory system, whatever it is doing, is absolutely
> terrible. I've
> implemented some semi-sophisticated information retrieval code on it
> (related to a
> search engine) and I've seen that it's not only much slower but
> horribly bloated
> memory-wise as well. You can only use it for toy problems.
> 
> And there are even papers using Java/MPI for high performance computing!
> Using Java still turns any computer to a Commodore 64, so why are
> people using it?

If it is not considered as too much off-topic for this mailing list,
could one of you provide references to such benchmarks rather
than just state that they exist.


Regards,

Xavier Clerc