Mac OS X or Linux?

Robert Latham robl at
Wed Apr 9 02:19:21 EDT 2003

On Mon, Apr 07, 2003 at 02:33:39PM -0400, Joseph Landman wrote:
> I am curious about other apps as well.  Please summarize the lmbench
> microbenchmarks.  I would be curious about heavy FP/memory codes.  I
> would think that the PPC would have some interesting performance there.

Usual caveats about benchmarks and misleading numbers apply, but this
is as fair as i can make it: same hardware, same benchmark, different
operating systems:


old (but same results):


Rob Latham
Mathematics and Computer Science Division    A215 0178 EA2D B059 8CDF
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