__/ [Linønut] on Saturday 12 November 2005 01:25 \__
> After takin' a swig o' grog, Rich Gibbs belched out this bit o' wisdom:
>> Gordon Burgess-Parker said the following, on 11/11/05 14:48:
>> Here's a link to the original Microsoft paper (.pdf):
>> I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but some of the performance
>> comparisons are, um, interesting.
> I like this (from the blog):
> So why is this interesting? Because their test methods reflect
> Windows internals, not Unix kernel design. There are better, faster,
> ways of doing these things in Unix, but these guys - among the best
> and brightest programmers working at Microsoft- either didn't know or
> didn't care.
> And if they're the best and brightest, what do you think happens when
> the average Microsoft programming whiz gets asked to program for
Microsoft finally *give* the fact, but hide them under a thick blanket (PDF)
that would better not leak to the world:
What's noteworthy about it is that Microsoft compared Singularity to FreeBSD
and Linux as well as Windows/XP - and almost every result shows Windows
losing to the two Unix variants. For example, they show the number of CPU
cycles needed to "create and start a process" as 1,032,000 for FreeBSD,
719,000 for Linux, and 5,376,000 for Windows/XP.
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