[OS X TeX] First iteration of performance results

Joseph C. Slater joseph.slater at wright.edu
Fri Aug 26 16:23:35 CEST 2005

On Aug 25, 2005, at 4:26 PM, Gerben Wierda wrote:

> Results: http://tug.org/texshowcase/perf.html
> There is quite a bit of consistency, but there are also some  
> anomalies. Jean-Christophe's systems are measured to be almost  
> impossibly fast compared to others, for instance. Twice as fast as  
> other systems of the same type. That cannot be right.
> If you all like this experiment, I would like to add a second round.
> First, the script can be downloaded from
> http://tug.org/texshowcase/tex-perf
> Check the contents before running it because it is running as  
> administrator during the test.
> The contents should be everything between the ======== lines below:

1GHz G4 Powerbook, 1GB memory, 1MB L3 cache. pdfeTeX  
3.141592-1.21a-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.4), 10.4.2

   60.95 real        20.85 user         6.62 sys

(Consistent with 3 runs... but I do have mdimport and Mail sucking up  
a lot of cpu time).

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