Kaffe and scimark 2.0

Mark Christiaens Mark.Christiaens at rug.ac.be
Thu Jun 8 00:19:09 PDT 2000

We're considering to use Kaffe for a research project.  So I thought I'd
give it a little testrun.  I downloaded the rpm on the Kaffe website and
ran scimark 2.0 (http://math.nist.gov/scimark/) on a Celeron 500 MHz.  
For some reason, it ran several hours without ever producing a result.
On my Linux box at home (an old PII 233 MHz) using the IBM JDK 1.1.8, this
benchmark runs in half a minute. 

What's wrong?  I know Kaffe isn't as fast as the commercial distributions
but this seems a bit strange to me.  Could someone run scimark 2.0 on
their machine and try it out?


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