[Pharo-project] CogVM speed

Pavel Krivanek pavel.krivanek at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 03:07:02 EDT 2012

I did it on 64bit. However among other things, there is a big issue
with equivalence of the programs. Because the same program in C/C++
would have to be able to be interrupted any time by an user, contain
debug information to be able to show the computation state in context
of the source codes and modify temporary and instance variables,
enumerate instances of any arbitrary class, serialize current
computation state and continue even on the different platform etc.
That all costs something and in this light the results of Smalltalk
look quite impressive ;-)

-- Pavel

On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 8:20 AM, Milan Mimica <milan.mimica at gmail.com> wrote:
> Have you compared with 32-bit binaries generated by gcc?
> On 25 March 2012 23:43, Pavel Krivanek <pavel.krivanek at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I tried a few benchmarks from Computer Language Benchmark Game
>> (http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/u32/which-programming-languages-are-fastest.php)
>> on CogVM to compare it with VisualWorks and with the rest of the
>> world.
>> Of course this benchmarks are not ideal (like all benchmarks) but the
>> result is that CogVM is in average 1.8 times slower than VisualWorks
>> 7.8 NC. For the most successful benchmark (binary-trees) it was 13.5
>> times slower than C (gcc) but in general we may except CogVM to be
>> 20-30 times slower than C for this kind of tasks.
>> Thank you for the great work!
>> Cheers,
>> -- Pavel
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> Milan Mimica
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