Linux vs MacOSX peformance, debunked

By: Anonymous (no.delete@this.spam.com), May 18, 2006 12:31 pm
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Rob Thorpe (robert.thorpe@antenova.com) on 5/18/06 wrote:
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>I thought it would be something like that.
>
>Many of the internal Darwin functions, those in the BSD server and libc are quite
>old. For years Apples developers have been focusing elsewhere. They seem to have
>looked at some bits of it recently though, they've improved malloc for example.
>
>The number may be correctly tuned off-course for best performance over a large variety of loads. It's hard to tell.
>
>Message-passing overhead is normally shown in programs that stress the OS in some
>way by calling it often, or making it do complex things. Not maths apps.

SpecViewPerf figures would be very interesting, depending on the route to GL. As has been discussed here a long time ago this is an area of difficulty for ia64 due to its higher than average calling overhead, and how very very poorly some of the SpecViewPerf apps are written (of course modern high performance GL apps can trivially bypass these limitations..).
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