Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Mar 2017 23:22 UTC
Apple

Some interesting figures from LinkedIn, who benchmark the compiling times of their Swift-based iOS application. You'd think the Mac Pro would deliver the fastest compiles, but as it turns out - that's not quite true.

As you can see, 12-core MacPro is indeed the slowest machine to build our code with Swift, and going from the default 24 jobs setting down to only 5 threads improves compilation time by 23%. Due to this, even a 2-core Mac Mini ($1,399.00) builds faster than the 12-cores Mac Pro ($6,999.00).

As Steven Troughton-Smith notes on Twitter - "People suggested that the Mac Pro is necessary because devs need more cores; maybe we just need better compilers? There's no point even theorizing about a 24-core iMac Pro if a 4-core MBP or mini will beat it at compiling."

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RE[2]: Comment by joekiser
by joekiser on Fri 17th Mar 2017 20:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by joekiser"
joekiser
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It wants me to register, both here and at work. I left LinkedIn years ago after they pulled a stunt that tricked people into providing their email passwords so that LinkedIn could read all the contacts and spam them.

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