[Ecls-list] FriCAS timings

Waldek Hebisch hebisch at math.uni.wroc.pl
Sat May 10 19:04:14 UTC 2008

I have compared speed of running FriCAS testsuite.  All measurements
are on 1.8 GHz Athlon 64 (Athlon 3000) running Gentoo.  I compared:

- ecl CVS 2008-05-09 15:30, build with --enable-smallcons and
  setting safety to 0 during FriCAS build
- ecl CVS 2008-05-07 11:23, build with default settings and
  setting safety to 1 during FriCAS build
- Gentoo sbcl 1.0.9
- Gentoo clisp 2.43

Results (measured by 'time'):

            ecl 05-09     ecl 05-07       sbcl        clisp

real        36m16.106s    162m43.116s    10m1.985s   47m51.595s
user        35m49.750s    162m14.250s    9m38.560s   47m10.280s    
sys          0m25.880s      0m28.280s    0m23.240s   0m41.010s

I did not measure gcl and Open MCL times, but past measurements
indicate that both are faster than ecl and slower than sbcl.

Nice things is that now ecl based FriCAs is faster than clisp
based one.

Remark: I had some noise measuring build time, so I do not report
it.  But it seems that ecl 05-09 gives about 20% saving in build
time compared to ecl 05-07.

                              Waldek Hebisch
hebisch at math.uni.wroc.pl 

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