x64 speed

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Tue Feb 3 22:45:12 CET 2009

>> I follow David's guess that Linux does better IO than Windows (not
>> knowing anything about the benchmark, of course)
> I originally thought it must be the vmware host stuff offloading IO to
> the second core, but watching with sysinternals didn't show a lot of
> extra stuff going on with the vm compared to just running on the host.

I'm not talking about vmware. I'm suggesting that Linux ext3, and the
Linux buffer handling, is just more efficient than NTFS, and the Windows
buffer handling.

If you split the total runtime into system time and user time, how do
the 30s split up?


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