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Date: 2006-05-07 (20:04)
From: Sven Luther <sven.luther@w...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Performance on PPC
On Sat, Apr 29, 2006 at 12:29:20AM +0100, Jon Harrop wrote:
> Has anyone done any OCaml benchmarks on x86/AMD64 and PPC? I'd like to know 
> how PPC compares specifically on OCaml programs.

It does pretty well. I had done some tests some time ago, using a lambda
calculus interpreter calculating the fibonacci numbers reducing lambda
expressions, and i was very agreeably surprised comparing a G4 cpu to and AMD
box. I don't remember the details though. Mmm, it is well possible that it was
still with 240Mhz 603e cpu even, compared to a 600-700 AMD box.

The same goes for building the debian ocaml powerpc package, compared to
building it on a x86 box.

> I assume Intel-based Macs are equivalent to Intel-based PCs.

Probably yes, provided you compare ones with similar cpus.


Sven Luther