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Thursday, December 04, 2008

Who says Java is not fast?!?

While performance tests actually show that for even core numerical calculations Java is at par with C in terms of speeds, and sometimes even hits Fortran-like speeds, people keep think that Java is not fast. I only invite you to test that yourself.

Meanwhile, I would like to take the opportunity to advertise Noel's cinfony paper in CCJ (doi:10.1186/1752-153X-2-24) which features these speed measurements (from the paper, CC-BY license): I have to say that these numbers surprised me, as the CDK is hardly optimized for speed at al...