[Python-Dev] Python Benchmarks

Josiah Carlson jcarlson at uci.edu
Sat Jun 3 05:52:10 CEST 2006

Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> Tim Peters wrote:
> > I liked benchmarking on Crays in the good old days.  ...  
>  > Test times were reproducible to the
> > nanosecond with no effort.  Running on a modern box for a few
> > microseconds at a time is a way to approximate that, provided you
> > measure the minimum time with a high-resolution timer :-)
> Obviously what we need here is a stand-alone Python interpreter
> that runs on the bare machine, so there's no pesky operating
> system around to mess up our times.

An early version of unununium would do that (I don't know if much
progress has been made since I last checked their site).

 - Josiah

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