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Re: CPU stress tests for LilyPond

From: Hans Åberg
Subject: Re: CPU stress tests for LilyPond
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2021 17:56:58 +0100

> On 2 Dec 2021, at 02:41, Paolo Prete <> wrote:
> Hello Hans,
> I don't think this test can give reliable results for what we need to compare.
> With my processor (Intel Celeron N3350) it took 96 seconds to compile 
> But my CPU is listed with score 287:
> ---> (1712 / 287)
> From what I see,  is it true that geekbench 5 is single core, but it 
> intensively uses RAM and the test we need should not be focused on RAM. I 
> would consider a Gzip compression test, instead.
> (note that it compares Apple M1 with Celeron J3455, which is NOT my CPU, but 
> it should be very similar for single-core tests.)

On the M1, Lilypond may run in interpreted mode, emulating Intel, which is 
slower than native Apple Silicon code. MacPorts can make native code, but I do 
not know if it currently does with Lilypond. 

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