[Context] [Dev-luatex] Luatex 0.42.0 (a snapshot release)

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Sat Jul 18 12:23:41 CEST 2009


Hans Hagen wrote:
> Mojca Miklavec wrote:
> 
>> I'll wait at least for Akira's binary (linux, linux-64, mac and
> 
> fyi: i've been doing some speed test yesterday and was puzzled by the 
> speed of luatex on linux ... as it is a 64 server, i just tried the new 
> bins from the garden
> 
> the run went down from 1.7 seconds (32 bit) to 1.1 seconds (64 bit) ... 
> quite a difference!

This is a fairly typical effect of the AMD64 architecture's extra cpu
registers in 64-bit mode (although the effect is not often as big as
it is in tex)

Best wishes,
Taco




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