View Full Version : Sun's Java VM still sucks

Mobile Asher
23-11-2003, 05:36:53
I ran CaffeineMark 3.0 on my ThinkPad T40. http://www.benchmarkhq.ru/cm30/runtest.html

IE 6.0 w/ MS VM: 30922
Firebird 0.7 w/ JVM 1.4.2: 11075

Particularly stunning is the logic score: 504,279 on MS VM vs 18,675 on Sun's VM...

23-11-2003, 10:24:28
Yikes. I just ran that and got a 6350. Blackdown JRE 1.4.1 on Linux. Firebird 0.7.

23-11-2003, 20:48:43
Sun JRE 1.4.2_02 on Linux. Firebird 0.7

23-11-2003, 20:54:51
I'll bet it's code bloat. Windows draws faster than X11. And IIRC, the MS JVM implements Java 1.1 only. Sun probably slowed Java down with all the 1.2+ bloat. Maybe it's my wimpy Celeron 900...

24-11-2003, 22:14:52
Microsoft really tweaked their VM for Java, when they decided they "liked" Java. That really ticked Sun off... that M$'s machine was WAY better. Also ticked Sun off that M$'s machine was more compliant (at the time they were actively supporting/developing it) then Sun's own VM. It was when M$ started bragging about how much better and faster their VM machine was over Sun's that the problems between Sun and Microsoft started.