[OS X TeX] Unusually fast results duplicated
dunfield at caltech.edu
Thu Aug 25 22:32:52 EDT 2005
> There is quite a bit of consistency, but there are also some
> anomalies. Jean-Christophe's systems are measured to be almost
> impossibly fast compared to others, for instance. Twice as fast as
> other systems of the same type. That cannot be right.
I also have anomalously fast results, in line with Jean-Christophe's.
I have pretty old versions of pdflatex; perhaps thats the source of the
discrepancy? Here's the numbers:
PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0Ghz, 1GB ram, OS 10.3.9 (First edition, stock)
7.33 real 4.96 user 2.64 sys
PowerBook G4 1Ghz, 1 GB, ram OS 10.3.9 (Titanium, last edition, stock)
14.68 real 9.26 user 4.00 sys
Typical scores for these machines have been 14-17 for the PM and 38-39
for the PB, so again at least twice as fast. Both are using
pdfeTeX (Web2C 7.5.2) 3.141592-1.11b-2.1
from the i-Package circa July 2004.
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