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RE: Lilypond Speed

From: Nick Payne
Subject: RE: Lilypond Speed
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 22:04:18 +1000

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> Behalf Of Nick Payne
> Sent: Wednesday, 2 September 2009 7:02 PM
> Cc: 'lilypond'
> Subject: RE: Lilypond Speed
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> > Behalf Of Michael David Crawford
> > Sent: Wednesday, 2 September 2009 1:39 AM
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> > Subject: Re: Lilypond Speed
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> > It would be interesting to see what the performance is on different
> > operating systems, but running on the exact same hardware.
> >
> Ask and it shall be done. I took the opportunity while testing builds
> of Win2008 x86 and x64 to install LP and run the same test. I found the
> results rather surprising. All tests (building Reubke's sonata on the
> 94th psalm using LP 2.13.3) conducted on the same machine:
> Debian 4 amd64: 4min 4sec
> Win2008 SP2 x64: 5min 58sec
> Win2008 SP2 x86: 6m 3sec
> That's quite a substantial performance hit for the Windows version
> compared to Linux. I don't have a server build of x86 Linux but if I
> get the chance tomorrow I'll see if Ubuntu 9.04 x86 has the Perc
> drivers needed to install on the server and run the test with that.
More timings (build of same score, same machine):

Ubuntu 9.04 x86: 5min 25sec

Ubuntu 9.04 amd64: 4min 1sec

So it looks as though, for any sort of substantial score, turnaround time will 
be markedly reduced by using 64-bit Linux.


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