[OS X TeX] benchmark a pdflatexmk run on a Mac Studio?

Murray Eisenberg murrayeisenberg at gmail.com
Mon May 2 12:59:35 EDT 2022

> On 2 May2022, at 11:52 AM, William F. Adams via MacOSX-TeX <macosx-tex at email.esm.psu.edu> wrote:
> Have you seen:
> https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/571954/apple-silicon-m1-mac-compatibility-for-mactex-and-performance
> William

Yes, I have seen that. But it doesn’t address performance on the Mac Studio with Max CPU.

Already when I do a complete pdflatexmk run of my 700-page book on a 13” MacBook Air M1 with 8-core CPU, 16GB RAM, and 1 TB SSD, it takes about 30 seconds less than on my mainstay machine, a2019 iMac 27” with 3.6 GHz 8-core Intel i9, 64 GB RAm, and 2 TB SSD. On the latter, a complete run takes about 5 1/2 minutes. That seems excruciatingly long when I’m waiting to do further writing or editing after looking at what I have so far, complete with all cross-references filled on.

To have all the needed windows open, that 13” MacBook Air is out of the question, though.

Hence my interest in the M1 Max chip on a desktop.

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