[OS X TeX] Please test this: (Modified by Gerben Wierda)

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Tue Aug 23 18:13:46 EDT 2005

On Aug 23, 2005, at 23:37, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 22 août 05 à 02:03, Gerben Wierda a écrit :
>> I would be interested in getting results from the fllowing test:
>> [...]
> Adding my result to the preceding ones:
> 2.0Ghz Dual G5 PowerMac 10.4.2   17.03 real   13.08 user    3.88 sys   
> (Ralph)
> 1.5Ghz G4 PowerBook 10.4.2       27.58 real   18.57 user    4.90 sys   
> (Ralph)
> 1.0GHz G4 PowerBook 10.4.2       37.69 real   26.24 user    5.07 sys   
> (Bruno)
> 800MHz G4 eMac 10.4.2            46.30 real   27.45 user   11.02 sys   
> (Norm)
> 500MHz G4 Cube 10.3.9 Server     48.05 real   29.43 user    7.98 sys   
> (Gerben)
> 1.2GHz G4 iBook 10.4.2           56.60 real   44.75 user    8.48 sys   
> (Gerben)
> Happy Ralph!
> I'm surprised Gerben's iBook, with higher clock frequency than my 
> PowerBook, runs actually slower. Could it be caused by other 
> concurrent processes? Or by the amount of RAM (mine has been upgraded 
> to 1GB)? Or the rest of the hardware (caches etc.)?

The disk is really, really slow. I'd like a larger/faster one in this 
iBook. What I find surprising is how fast my Cube is compared to the 
powerbooks and eMac. Here too, the disk is probably the culprit (I am 
running a fast disk with 8MB cache).

Note: to compare add user and sys. Forget about real (the difference is 
spent in other programs). Except when you are running on Mactel and are 
using ppc binaries, in that case a lot of time is spent in another 
process (Rosetta) which is not reported this way and real is all you 

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