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Re: cortex / arm-hardfloat-linux-gnueabi (was Re: armelfp: new architecture name for an armel variant)

+++ Konstantinos Margaritis [2010-07-16 14:56 +0300]:
> Ok, here are Arora Sunspider (javascript) benchmarks
Handy benchmark. I didn't know about that before (just found out my
desktop is 2.8 times faster than my laptop on this).

<snip monster URLs>

Just to save others a bit of time:

The summary from that lot is that hardfp is about 4% faster on average
(between 0 and 11% on various tests). So definitely faster for
real-world stuff, but 4% won't justify a new port from Debian's POV.

> I also ran the Peacekeeper [1] on the system, this is very simplistic, and produces only a score. Suffice to say, ARM/Arora is nowhere near the top browsing speeds.
> for softfp: 259 points
> for hardfp: 278 points

or 7% speedup.

Not bad for just a recompile.

It would be interesting to test on some other hardware too, as A8 is
expected to be the hardware where this makes the most difference, right?

Principal hats:  Linaro, Emdebian, Wookware, Balloonboard, ARM

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