Subject: Re: praise
To: Jason R Thorpe <>
From: Jarkko Teppo <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 11/08/2002 22:43:49
Jason R Thorpe said:

> This is, in large part, due to the work that Charles Hannum did on the
> dynamic linker (and I added one Alpha-specific performance improvement,
> as well).

The whole system  (xfce, mozilla etc.) does feel faster, mozilla is
almost screaming :-) I'll try some silly "benchmarks" when I have
the time.

> I'm very glad that you're pleased with the results :-)

Previously: 21164@500MHz, plenty of memory. Completely unusable. Gave up,
moved back to netscape. Now it's usable on an Alphaserver 1000
(21064@233MHz, >300MB mem). Biggest software induced performance boost
I've seen. Ever.

4 seconds, including page rendering and downloading for on an AS 1000. Quite impressive.