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#61 fusi0n

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:18

These results are getting interesting.


#62 OP +ChuckFinley

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:27

Definitely massive improvements in the 3.9RC kernels.

#63 OP +ChuckFinley

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 09:39

root@chuck-SVE1711C5E:/home/chuck/Downloads# time echo "scale=5000; a(1)*4" | bc -l
3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307\
81640628620899862803482534211706798214808651328230664709384460955058\
22317253594081284811174502841027019385211055596446229489549303819644\
28810975665933446128475648233786783165271201909145648566923460348610\
45432664821339360726024914127372458700660631558817488152092096282925\
40917153643678925903600113305305488204665213841469519415116094330572\
70365759591953092186117381932611793105118548074462379962749567351885\
75272489122793818301194912983367336244065664308602139494639522473719\
07021798609437027705392171762931767523846748184676694051320005681271\
45263560827785771342757789609173637178721468440901224953430146549585\
37105079227968925892354201995611212902196086403441815981362977477130\
99605187072113499999983729780499510597317328160963185950244594553469\
08302642522308253344685035261931188171010003137838752886587533208381\
42061717766914730359825349042875546873115956286388235378759375195778\
18577805321712268066130019278766111959092164201989380952572010654858\
63278865936153381827968230301952035301852968995773622599413891249721\
77528347913151557485724245415069595082953311686172785588907509838175\
46374649393192550604009277016711390098488240128583616035637076601047\
10181942955596198946767837449448255379774726847104047534646208046684\
25906949129331367702898915210475216205696602405803815019351125338243\
00355876402474964732639141992726042699227967823547816360093417216412\
19924586315030286182974555706749838505494588586926995690927210797509\
30295532116534498720275596023648066549911988183479775356636980742654\
25278625518184175746728909777727938000816470600161452491921732172147\
72350141441973568548161361157352552133475741849468438523323907394143\
33454776241686251898356948556209921922218427255025425688767179049460\
16534668049886272327917860857843838279679766814541009538837863609506\
80064225125205117392984896084128488626945604241965285022210661186306\
74427862203919494504712371378696095636437191728746776465757396241389\
08658326459958133904780275900994657640789512694683983525957098258226\
20522489407726719478268482601476990902640136394437455305068203496252\
45174939965143142980919065925093722169646151570985838741059788595977\
29754989301617539284681382686838689427741559918559252459539594310499\
72524680845987273644695848653836736222626099124608051243884390451244\
13654976278079771569143599770012961608944169486855584840635342207222\
58284886481584560285060168427394522674676788952521385225499546667278\
23986456596116354886230577456498035593634568174324112515076069479451\
09659609402522887971089314566913686722874894056010150330861792868092\
08747609178249385890097149096759852613655497818931297848216829989487\
22658804857564014270477555132379641451523746234364542858444795265867\
82105114135473573952311342716610213596953623144295248493718711014576\
54035902799344037420073105785390621983874478084784896833214457138687\
51943506430218453191048481005370614680674919278191197939952061419663\
42875444064374512371819217999839101591956181467514269123974894090718\
64942319615679452080951465502252316038819301420937621378559566389377\
87083039069792077346722182562599661501421503068038447734549202605414\
66592520149744285073251866600213243408819071048633173464965145390579\
62685610055081066587969981635747363840525714591028970641401109712062\
80439039759515677157700420337869936007230558763176359421873125147120\
53292819182618612586732157919841484882916447060957527069572209175671\
16722910981690915280173506712748583222871835209353965725121083579151\
36988209144421006751033467110314126711136990865851639831501970165151\
16851714376576183515565088490998985998238734552833163550764791853589\
32261854896321329330898570642046752590709154814165498594616371802709\
81994309924488957571282890592323326097299712084433573265489382391193\
25974636673058360414281388303203824903758985243744170291327656180937\
73444030707469211201913020330380197621101100449293215160842444859637\
66983895228684783123552658213144957685726243344189303968642624341077\
32269780280731891544110104468232527162010526522721116603966655730925\
47110557853763466820653109896526918620564769312570586356620185581007\
29360659876486117910453348850346113657686753249441668039626579787718\
55608455296541266540853061434443185867697514566140680070023787765913\
44017127494704205622305389945613140711270004078547332699390814546646\
45880797270826683063432858785698305235808933065757406795457163775254\
20211495576158140025012622859413021647155097925923099079654737612551\
76567513575178296664547791745011299614890304639947132962107340437518\
95735961458901938971311179042978285647503203198691514028708085990480\
10941214722131794764777262241425485454033215718530614228813758504306\
33217518297986622371721591607716692547487389866549494501146540628433\
66393790039769265672146385306736096571209180763832716641627488880078\
69256029022847210403172118608204190004229661711963779213375751149595\
01566049631862947265473642523081770367515906735023507283540567040386\
74351362222477158915049530984448933309634087807693259939780541934144\
73774418426312986080998886874132604720

real 0m21.453s
user 0m21.392s
sys 0m0.008s



i7 Sony VAIO with 3.8.8 Kernel and i7 Optimizations. Thats better. Don’t think I am going to get it under 20s

#64 sean.ferguson

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 19:17

sorry, i've just realised that I forgot to post the results :p


[root@bertha /]# time echo "scale=5000; a(1)*4" | bc -l
3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307\
81640628620899862803482534211706798214808651328230664709384460955058\
22317253594081284811174502841027019385211055596446229489549303819644\
28810975665933446128475648233786783165271201909145648566923460348610\
45432664821339360726024914127372458700660631558817488152092096282925\
40917153643678925903600113305305488204665213841469519415116094330572\
70365759591953092186117381932611793105118548074462379962749567351885\
75272489122793818301194912983367336244065664308602139494639522473719\
07021798609437027705392171762931767523846748184676694051320005681271\
45263560827785771342757789609173637178721468440901224953430146549585\
37105079227968925892354201995611212902196086403441815981362977477130\
99605187072113499999983729780499510597317328160963185950244594553469\
08302642522308253344685035261931188171010003137838752886587533208381\
42061717766914730359825349042875546873115956286388235378759375195778\
18577805321712268066130019278766111959092164201989380952572010654858\
63278865936153381827968230301952035301852968995773622599413891249721\
77528347913151557485724245415069595082953311686172785588907509838175\
46374649393192550604009277016711390098488240128583616035637076601047\
10181942955596198946767837449448255379774726847104047534646208046684\
25906949129331367702898915210475216205696602405803815019351125338243\
00355876402474964732639141992726042699227967823547816360093417216412\
19924586315030286182974555706749838505494588586926995690927210797509\
30295532116534498720275596023648066549911988183479775356636980742654\
25278625518184175746728909777727938000816470600161452491921732172147\
72350141441973568548161361157352552133475741849468438523323907394143\
33454776241686251898356948556209921922218427255025425688767179049460\
16534668049886272327917860857843838279679766814541009538837863609506\
80064225125205117392984896084128488626945604241965285022210661186306\
74427862203919494504712371378696095636437191728746776465757396241389\
08658326459958133904780275900994657640789512694683983525957098258226\
20522489407726719478268482601476990902640136394437455305068203496252\
45174939965143142980919065925093722169646151570985838741059788595977\
29754989301617539284681382686838689427741559918559252459539594310499\
72524680845987273644695848653836736222626099124608051243884390451244\
13654976278079771569143599770012961608944169486855584840635342207222\
58284886481584560285060168427394522674676788952521385225499546667278\
23986456596116354886230577456498035593634568174324112515076069479451\
09659609402522887971089314566913686722874894056010150330861792868092\
08747609178249385890097149096759852613655497818931297848216829989487\
22658804857564014270477555132379641451523746234364542858444795265867\
82105114135473573952311342716610213596953623144295248493718711014576\
54035902799344037420073105785390621983874478084784896833214457138687\
51943506430218453191048481005370614680674919278191197939952061419663\
42875444064374512371819217999839101591956181467514269123974894090718\
64942319615679452080951465502252316038819301420937621378559566389377\
87083039069792077346722182562599661501421503068038447734549202605414\
66592520149744285073251866600213243408819071048633173464965145390579\
62685610055081066587969981635747363840525714591028970641401109712062\
80439039759515677157700420337869936007230558763176359421873125147120\
53292819182618612586732157919841484882916447060957527069572209175671\
16722910981690915280173506712748583222871835209353965725121083579151\
36988209144421006751033467110314126711136990865851639831501970165151\
16851714376576183515565088490998985998238734552833163550764791853589\
32261854896321329330898570642046752590709154814165498594616371802709\
81994309924488957571282890592323326097299712084433573265489382391193\
25974636673058360414281388303203824903758985243744170291327656180937\
73444030707469211201913020330380197621101100449293215160842444859637\
66983895228684783123552658213144957685726243344189303968642624341077\
32269780280731891544110104468232527162010526522721116603966655730925\
47110557853763466820653109896526918620564769312570586356620185581007\
29360659876486117910453348850346113657686753249441668039626579787718\
55608455296541266540853061434443185867697514566140680070023787765913\
44017127494704205622305389945613140711270004078547332699390814546646\
45880797270826683063432858785698305235808933065757406795457163775254\
20211495576158140025012622859413021647155097925923099079654737612551\
76567513575178296664547791745011299614890304639947132962107340437518\
95735961458901938971311179042978285647503203198691514028708085990480\
10941214722131794764777262241425485454033215718530614228813758504306\
33217518297986622371721591607716692547487389866549494501146540628433\
66393790039769265672146385306736096571209180763832716641627488880078\
69256029022847210403172118608204190004229661711963779213375751149595\
01566049631862947265473642523081770367515906735023507283540567040386\
74351362222477158915049530984448933309634087807693259939780541934144\
73774418426312986080998886874132604720

real 0m30.826s
user 0m30.807s
sys 0m0.000s

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 using Kernel 3.8.7-1-ARCH

I should really thing about customising my kernel config but just havent had the time :/

#65 OP +ChuckFinley

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 00:17

Quite a few of you have Core 2 Duos etc (I do sat on my shelf, It served me well ha) it would be good to see if you followed my Kernel Optimization Guides if you got better results....

#66 n_K

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 16:55

"real 0m33.296s
user 0m33.268s
sys 0m0.012s"
(hack)Mac, Q6700, 6GB DDR2 RAM

Slightly different hardware (2GB DDR2 RAM, different system) but duo version of that quad core processor;

# time echo "scale=5000; a(1)*4" | bc -l
3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307\
81640628620899862803482534211706798214808651328230664709384460955058\
22317253594081284811174502841027019385211055596446229489549303819644\
28810975665933446128475648233786783165271201909145648566923460348610\
45432664821339360726024914127372458700660631558817488152092096282925\
40917153643678925903600113305305488204665213841469519415116094330572\
70365759591953092186117381932611793105118548074462379962749567351885\
75272489122793818301194912983367336244065664308602139494639522473719\
07021798609437027705392171762931767523846748184676694051320005681271\
45263560827785771342757789609173637178721468440901224953430146549585\
37105079227968925892354201995611212902196086403441815981362977477130\
99605187072113499999983729780499510597317328160963185950244594553469\
08302642522308253344685035261931188171010003137838752886587533208381\
42061717766914730359825349042875546873115956286388235378759375195778\
18577805321712268066130019278766111959092164201989380952572010654858\
63278865936153381827968230301952035301852968995773622599413891249721\
77528347913151557485724245415069595082953311686172785588907509838175\
46374649393192550604009277016711390098488240128583616035637076601047\
10181942955596198946767837449448255379774726847104047534646208046684\
25906949129331367702898915210475216205696602405803815019351125338243\
00355876402474964732639141992726042699227967823547816360093417216412\
19924586315030286182974555706749838505494588586926995690927210797509\
30295532116534498720275596023648066549911988183479775356636980742654\
25278625518184175746728909777727938000816470600161452491921732172147\
72350141441973568548161361157352552133475741849468438523323907394143\
33454776241686251898356948556209921922218427255025425688767179049460\
16534668049886272327917860857843838279679766814541009538837863609506\
80064225125205117392984896084128488626945604241965285022210661186306\
74427862203919494504712371378696095636437191728746776465757396241389\
08658326459958133904780275900994657640789512694683983525957098258226\
20522489407726719478268482601476990902640136394437455305068203496252\
45174939965143142980919065925093722169646151570985838741059788595977\
29754989301617539284681382686838689427741559918559252459539594310499\
72524680845987273644695848653836736222626099124608051243884390451244\
13654976278079771569143599770012961608944169486855584840635342207222\
58284886481584560285060168427394522674676788952521385225499546667278\
23986456596116354886230577456498035593634568174324112515076069479451\
09659609402522887971089314566913686722874894056010150330861792868092\
08747609178249385890097149096759852613655497818931297848216829989487\
22658804857564014270477555132379641451523746234364542858444795265867\
82105114135473573952311342716610213596953623144295248493718711014576\
54035902799344037420073105785390621983874478084784896833214457138687\
51943506430218453191048481005370614680674919278191197939952061419663\
42875444064374512371819217999839101591956181467514269123974894090718\
64942319615679452080951465502252316038819301420937621378559566389377\
87083039069792077346722182562599661501421503068038447734549202605414\
66592520149744285073251866600213243408819071048633173464965145390579\
62685610055081066587969981635747363840525714591028970641401109712062\
80439039759515677157700420337869936007230558763176359421873125147120\
53292819182618612586732157919841484882916447060957527069572209175671\
16722910981690915280173506712748583222871835209353965725121083579151\
36988209144421006751033467110314126711136990865851639831501970165151\
16851714376576183515565088490998985998238734552833163550764791853589\
32261854896321329330898570642046752590709154814165498594616371802709\
81994309924488957571282890592323326097299712084433573265489382391193\
25974636673058360414281388303203824903758985243744170291327656180937\
73444030707469211201913020330380197621101100449293215160842444859637\
66983895228684783123552658213144957685726243344189303968642624341077\
32269780280731891544110104468232527162010526522721116603966655730925\
47110557853763466820653109896526918620564769312570586356620185581007\
29360659876486117910453348850346113657686753249441668039626579787718\
55608455296541266540853061434443185867697514566140680070023787765913\
44017127494704205622305389945613140711270004078547332699390814546646\
45880797270826683063432858785698305235808933065757406795457163775254\
20211495576158140025012622859413021647155097925923099079654737612551\
76567513575178296664547791745011299614890304639947132962107340437518\
95735961458901938971311179042978285647503203198691514028708085990480\
10941214722131794764777262241425485454033215718530614228813758504306\
33217518297986622371721591607716692547487389866549494501146540628433\
66393790039769265672146385306736096571209180763832716641627488880078\
69256029022847210403172118608204190004229661711963779213375751149595\
01566049631862947265473642523081770367515906735023507283540567040386\
74351362222477158915049530984448933309634087807693259939780541934144\
73774418426312986080998886874132604720

real 0m28.693s
user 0m27.857s
sys 0m0.030s

Linux H3K-Dell 3.8.8-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Apr 17 10:57:28 CEST 2013 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Interesting to note that macs are - once again - not optimised!

#67 segfault

segfault

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 18:06

My Funtoo Box

sewa@cucolinux ~ $ cat /etc/gentoo-release && uname -a && cat /etc/make.conf | grep "CFLAGS"
Funtoo Linux - baselayout 2.2.0
Linux cucolinux 3.8.8-ck1-sewa #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Apr 24 15:38:35 CLT 2013 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
CFLAGS="-march=corei7-avx -O2 -pipe"
4gb Ram DDR3

sewa@cucolinux ~ $ time echo "scale=5000; a(1)*4" | bc -l
3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307\
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#68 tiagosilva29

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 18:18

What's the difference between Funtoo and Gentoo?

#69 +Karl L.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 18:19

Interesting to note that macs are - once again - not optimised!


What do you mean, exactly? I have a hard time believing that the Intel processors that Apple puts into their machines are significantly different or "less optimized" than standard Intel processors. If you are referring to the Linux kernel itself, how could the same kernel that runs on other machines be less optimized for the same processor on a Mac? Does the firmware make some difference in these results as well? I don't think it would, since the microcode is built into the kernel or loaded from the root filesystem at runtime, but there could be something that I'm overlooking.

I have an interesting observation that is not strictly related to this thread, but it might be of some minor relevance to your comment. A friend of mine has a Macbook Pro 5.1 and an ASUS EEE PC 1201T. He migrated from using Ubuntu 12.04 on the Macbook Pro to using Ubuntu 12.04 on the EEE a few months ago. He reinstalled Ubuntu on the EEE because the Macbook Pro has an NVIDIA graphics (for which he had to use the proprietary NVIDIA driver) and other hardware-specific configuration hacks in Ubuntu to make it work properly - the EEE needs none of that. Although the EEE has less RAM (2 GB instead of 4GB) and the processor and graphics card are technically weaker, it performs noticeably better than the Macbook Pro (in Ubuntu or OS X). He noticed immediately after he finished configuring his new installation of Ubuntu on the EEE that his boot time was about 1/2 that of his Macbook Pro and programs opened significantly faster.

#70 adrynalyne

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 18:25

What do you mean, exactly? I have a hard time believing that the Intel processors that Apple puts into their machines are significantly different or "less optimized" than standard Intel processors. If you are referring to the Linux kernel itself, how could the same kernel that runs on other machines be less optimized for the same processor on a Mac? Does the firmware make some difference in these results as well? I don't think it would, since the microcode is built into the kernel or loaded from the root filesystem at runtime, but there could be something that I'm overlooking.

I have an interesting observation that is not strictly related to this thread, but it might be of some minor relevance to your comment. A friend of mine has a Macbook Pro 5.1 and an ASUS EEE PC 1201T. He migrated from using Ubuntu 12.04 on the Macbook Pro to using Ubuntu 12.04 on the EEE a few months ago. He reinstalled Ubuntu on the EEE because the Macbook Pro has an NVIDIA graphics (for which he had to use the proprietary NVIDIA driver) and other hardware-specific configuration hacks in Ubuntu to make it work properly - the EEE needs none of that. Although the EEE has less RAM (2 GB instead of 4GB) and the processor and graphics card are technically weaker, it performs noticeably better than the Macbook Pro (in Ubuntu or OS X). He noticed immediately after he finished configuring his new installation of Ubuntu on the EEE that his boot time was about 1/2 that of his Macbook Pro and programs opened significantly faster.


He wasn't talking about hardware.

#71 n_K

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 18:31

Yes I'm talking about software, arch kernel VS mac darwin kernel.

#72 sean.ferguson

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 19:27

Im my opinion the GNU/Linux kernel cannot be compared to the Darwin kernel. Simply because they are far to different from each other, Darwin is an amalgamation of the BSD kernel and Mach kernel. Neither of which are a GNU/Linux kernels to my knowledge. Darwin is a hybrid kernel rather than the monolithic GNU/Linux kernel.

#73 n_K

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 19:31

Im my opinion the GNU/Linux kernel cannot be compared to the Darwin kernel. Simply because they are far to different from each other, Darwin is an amalgamation of the BSD kernel and Mach kernel. Neither of which are a GNU/Linux kernels to my knowledge. Darwin is a hybrid kernel rather than the monolithic GNU/Linux kernel.

Pretty valid points. Would be interesting to see this run on something like baremetal.
ASM coders anyone? :)

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 20:46

Pretty valid points. Would be interesting to see this run on something like baremetal.
ASM coders anyone? :)


I fail to see what doing toy floating point operations is going to prove. What really matters is real world performance. For that reason I think comparisons between floating point operations in Windows, Linux, OS X, and BSD are completely valid. I would be interested in seeing such a comparison, but that was not the OP's purpose in creating this thread. He wanted a point of comparison for making floating point faster in the Linux kernel. I think we have accomplished that satisfactorily by now. If you wanted to devise a floating point test that could run on a couple different operating systems (or even just use this test if you only care about POSIX compliant systems) and created a new thread about it, I would participate.

#75 tiagosilva29

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 20:53

Im my opinion the GNU/Linux kernel cannot be compared to the Darwin kernel. Simply because they are far to different from each other, Darwin is an amalgamation of the BSD kernel and Mach kernel. Neither of which are a GNU/Linux kernels to my knowledge. Darwin is a hybrid kernel rather than the monolithic GNU/Linux kernel.

Darwin is XNU