[Haskell-cafe] Haskell Speed Myth

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Tue Aug 26 13:47:02 EDT 2008

> > dons:
> > (Where I note GHC is currently in second place, though we've not
> > submitted any parallel programs yet).
> We might call that the thread-ring effect :-)
> > Also CC'd Isaac, Mr. Shootout. Isaac, is the quad core shootout
> > open for business? Should we rally the troops?
> iirc there was some discussion after the last GHC release about
> cleaning up the programs to make them less low-level given the improved
> capabilities of the compiler - I don't think that ever happened, and
> "low level" seems to be a common complaint against the Haskell programs
> shown in the benchmarks game.
> As Simon Peyton-Jones suggested we're certainly open for suggestions:
> http://groups.google.com/group/fa.haskell/browse_thread/thread/7eb82c689de8688/4f3c47b976394666?lnk=st&q=alioth+shootout#4f3c47b976394666
> However, we're operating new measurement scripts on both u64q
> (published) and gp4 (unpublished), and my focus is still on catching up
> to where we were with measurements from the old scripts, and installing
> third-party libraries on u64q.

So still consolidating the system. 

Do I understand though, that if we submit, say, a quad-core version of
binary-trees, for example, using `par` and -N4, it'll go live on the
benchmark page?

-- Don

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