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July 25, 2003

Polarized Travel

I will be traveling for the coming two weeks to two extreme meetings; first to the Microsoft Faculty Summit next week, where MS entertains the academic world in Redmond. The week after I will in San Francisco to join Peter Drayton at LinuxWorld. I accepted Peter's invitation to spend some time at the MS booth to evangelize the Linux crowd about the CLI HPC work. I don't like to do company booth's, but I couldn't resist the challenge to see how Microsoft fairs at LinuxWorld. My hope is to trick Peter into some guest blogging while we are there.

Posted by Werner Vogels at July 25, 2003 10:39 AM
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Are you also going to finally release the full source code for the benchmarks like promised some time ago? Until that is done and independent tests are done, you would be evangelizing the crowds with potentially bogus data;-) It's easy to make mistakes when running benchmarks, for example, people rarely turn on full optimizations in mono (the -O=all switch) and also the Rotor data you presented before was contested at http://www.allthingsdistributed.com/historical/archives/000056.html.
Note, not that I expect mono to beat the others just yet;-), but new numbers from a more recent mono would give a fairer comparison.
Thanks.

Posted by: Paolo Molaro on July 26, 2003 04:41 AM