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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [classlib][general] How to test the performance of Harmony
Date Thu, 25 Jan 2007 04:11:19 GMT

On Jan 24, 2007, at 11:00 PM, Robin Garner wrote:

[SNIP]

> http://cs.anu.edu.au/people/Robin.Garner/dacapo/regression/ - My  
> focus is on DaCapo correctness, the performance test isn't  
> particularly rigorous.
>
> IMO for harmony tracking SPECjvm98, SPECjbb2005 and dacapo would be  
> a good start.
>
> One thing you definitely should do in a dedicated Harmony  
> performance test is test across a range of heap sizes.  In a small  
> heap GC improvements and allocation efficiency are more important -  
> in large heaps locality effects and code quality dominate.
>
> If possible, testing on a range of machines would be good too.

I'm hoping that by just making this "plug-n-play" in our build-test  
CI and reporting system, we'll be running in many places in no time...

geir


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