Linked by Christopher W. Cowell-Shah on Thu 8th Jan 2004 19:33 UTC
General Development This article discusses a small-scale benchmark test run on nine modern computer languages or variants: Java 1.3.1, Java 1.4.2, C compiled with gcc 3.3.1, Python 2.3.2, Python compiled with Psyco 1.1.1, and the four languages supported by Microsoft's Visual Studio .NET 2003 development environment: Visual Basic, Visual C#, Visual C++, and Visual J#. The benchmark tests arithmetic and trigonometric functions using a variety of data types, and also tests simple file I/O. All tests took place on a Pentium 4-based computer running Windows XP. Update: Delphi version of the benchmark here.
Permalink for comment
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Test with IBM 1.4.1 on Linux
by Bjørn-Ove Heimsund on Fri 9th Jan 2004 19:18 UTC

I ran the benchmark with both Sun 1.4.2 and IBM 1.4.1. The IBM VM used 38.2 secs, while Sun used 121.5 secs, a considerable difference (yes, I used the server VM).

In particular, IBM was 8 times faster with the trigonometic computations, and almost twice as fast with longs.